conduction
noun Date: 1534 1. the act of conducting or conveying 2. a. transmission through or by means of a conductor; also the transfer of heat through matter by communication of kinetic energy from particle to particle with no net displacement of the particles — compare convection, radiation b. conductivity 3. the transmission of excitation through living tissue and especially nervous tissue

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  • conduction — [ kɔ̃dyksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIIe; lat. conductio, rac. conducere « conduire; 2. louer » 1 ♦ Dr. rom. Action de prendre qqch. en location. ⇒ location. 2 ♦ (1830) Phys. Conduction électrique : déplacement des charges électriques qui se traduit par un… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Conduction — Con*duc tion (k[o^]n*d[u^]k sh[u^]n), n. [L. conductio a bringing together: cf. F. conduction.] 1. The act of leading or guiding. Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of training up. [Obs.] B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 3. (Physics) Transmission …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conduction — 1530s, hiring; 1540s, leading, guidance, from O.Fr. conduction hire, renting, from L. conductionem (nom. conductio), noun of action from pp. stem of conducere (see CONDUCE (Cf. conduce)). Sense of conducting of a liquid through a channel is from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • conduction — CONDUCTION. s. f. L action de prendre à loyer. Il n est d usage qu au Palais …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • conduction — ► NOUN ▪ the transmission of heat or electricity directly through a substance, without motion of the material. DERIVATIVES conductive adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • conduction — [kən duk′shən] n. [L conductio: see CONDUCT] 1. a conveying, as of liquid through a channel, esp. in plants 2. Physics a) transmission of electricity, heat, etc. through a material b) CONDUCTIVITY: see also CONVECTION, RADIATION …   English World dictionary

  • conduction — Synonyms and related words: communication, conductance, conductivity, conductor, contagion, convection, delivery, deportation, diapedesis, dielectric, diffusion, dissemination, electric conduction, export, exportation, expulsion, extradition, gas …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Conduction — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Physique Conduction thermique : est le mode de transfert de chaleur provoqué par une différence de température entre deux régions d un même milieu ou …   Wikipédia en Français

  • conduction — elektrinis laidumas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Medžiagos savybė praleisti elektros srovę veikiant išoriniam elektriniam laukui. atitikmenys: angl. conduction; electric conduction; electrical conduction rus. электропроводность …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • conduction — [[t]kəndʌ̱kʃ(ə)n[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu with supp Conduction is the process by which heat or electricity passes through or along something. [TECHNICAL] Temperature becomes uniform by heat conduction until finally a permanent state is reached …   English dictionary

  • conduction — laidumas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. conduction; conductivity vok. Leitfähigkeit, f; Leitung, f; Leitvermögen, n rus. проводимость, f pranc. conductibilité, f; conduction, f …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

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