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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  training  up  [Obs.]  --B.  Jonson 
 
  3.  (Physics)  Transmission  through  or  by  means  of  a 
  conductor;  also  conductivity. 
 
  [The]  communication  [of  heat]  from  one  body  to 
  another  when  they  are  in  contact  or  through  a 
  homogenous  body  from  particle  to  particle, 
  constitutes  conduction.  --Amer.  Cyc. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conduction 
  n  :  the  transmission  of  heat  or  electricity  or  sound  [syn:  {conductivity}] 




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