Definition of Conduction

1. Noun. The transmission of heat or electricity or sound.

Exact synonyms: Conductivity
Generic synonyms: Physical Phenomenon
Specialized synonyms: Electrical Conduction
Derivative terms: Conduct, Conductive

Definition of Conduction

1. n. The act of leading or guiding.

Definition of Conduction

1. Noun. (physics) The conveying of heat or electricity through material. ¹

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Definition of Conduction

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Medical Definition of Conduction

1. The transfer of sound waves, heat, nervous impulses or electricity. Origin: L. Conductio This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Conduction

conducting airway
conducting system of heart
conducting wire
conduction (current term)
conduction anaesthesia
conduction analgesia
conduction anesthesia
conduction aphasia
conduction band
conduction bands
conduction block
conduction deafness
conductive deafness
conductive hearing loss
conductive heat

Literary usage of Conduction

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Educational Psychology by Edward Lee Thorndike (1913)
"If, as I believe, any conduction unit may be in a condition of repugnance to conduction in the sense that its own activities at the time make it less ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1885)
"The inquiry arose, by what paths of conduction in the spinal cord was the irritation conveyed to the extremity on the same side as the irritation ? ..."

3. Principles of Physiological Psychology by Wilhelm Max Wundt (1904)
"Paths of conduction in Oblongata and Cerebellum (a)—General Characteristics of these Paths Oblongata and cerebellum, the parts of the brain stem that ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"The conditions of sound conduction in the skull are next studied—first on a ... This may be carried by conduction through the bone alone without the chain ..."

5. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Distribution of the Neuron Systems and of the conduction Paths within the Nervous System For topical diagnosis, a knowledge of the distribution of the man? ..."

6. Irritability: A Physiological Analysis of the General Effect of Stimuli in by Max Verworn (1913)
"conduction of excitation in its two extreme instances. conduction in undifferentiated pseudopod protoplasm of rhizopoda. conduction of excitation with ..."

7. Report of the Annual Meeting (1842)
"Reports on the general problem of Radiant Heat have already appeared by Professor Powell * ; and on the theoretical laws of conduction and radiation, ..."

8. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1902)
"ELECTROLYTIC conduction WITHOUT ELECTRODES. BY CARL HERING. Although considerable is known concerning the theory of electrochemical action, there are still ..."

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