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Definition of "conduction" [con•duc•tion]

  • The transmission or conveying of something through a medium or passage, especially the transmission of electric charge or heat through a conducting medium without perceptible motion of the medium itself. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "conduction" in a sentence
  • "Hereafter, perhaps, all these modes may appear as the result of one common principle, but at present they require to be considered apart; and I will now speak of the _first_ mode, for amongst all the forms of discharge, that which we express by the term conduction appears the most simple and the most directly in contrast with insulation."
  • "BUTCH MORRIS, who has been doing what he calls "conduction" for a quarter-century, has a residency at Lucky Cheng's with his 19-piece"
  • "A 1D heat conduction is solved numerically for fluxes in and out of surfaces."