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conduction

con·duc·tion

conduction

 
pronunciation:
kn duhk shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of conducting or conveying.
definition 2: the transmission or transfer, as of heat, electrical charges, or nervous impulses, through a medium.
Heat travels through the wall by conduction from the warmer side to the cooler side.
derivation: conductional (adj.)
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The word conduction contains the following part:
con- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix con- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with c, d, f, g, j, n, s, and v. See com-. Note: con- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "conceive ."