conduction

Definitions

  • "FRED SUTHERLAND THEN EXPLAINED HIS STRANGE CONDUCT."
    "FRED SUTHERLAND THEN EXPLAINED HIS STRANGE CONDUCT."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n conduction the transmission of heat or electricity or sound
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Distinguished Conduct Medal Distinguished Conduct Medal
Considerate Conduct of Scipio Africanus Considerate Conduct of Scipio Africanus

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Teflon was accidently discovered by scientist Dr. Roy Plunkett while he was conducting a coolant gas experiment in 1938
    • Conduction The act of leading or guiding.
    • Conduction The act of training up.
    • Conduction (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 ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In a survey conducted in 2000 by Kimberly-Clark, it was found that men prefer to fold their toilet paper, and women like to wad it
    • n conduction The act of guiding, directing, or leading; guidance.
    • n conduction The act of training up.
    • n conduction Transmission; conveyance; specifically, in physics, transmission of heat from points of high temperature to points of low temperature, or of electricity from points of high potential to points of low potential, from particle to particle, and to a distance, by the raising of the temperature or potential of intermediate particles, without any sensible motion of them. It is distinguished from convection, by which heat and electricity are carried by moving particles; from the radiation of heat, which does not raise the temperature of the intermediate points (except so far as the radiation is hindered); and from the discharge and the electrolytic transfer of electricity.
    • n conduction In physiology, the transfer of nervous influence along a nerve-fiber or of the contractile force from point to point in muscle-tissue.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In a study conducted regarding toilet paper usage, Americans are said to use the most toilet paper per trip to the bathroom, which was seven sheets of toilet paper per trip
    • n Conduction act or property of conducting or transmitting: transmission by a conductor, as heat
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Quotations

  • Woodrow T. Wilson
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    “America is the place where you cannot kill your government by killing the men who conduct it.”
  • George Eliot
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    “To act with doubleness towards a man whose own conduct was double, was so near an approach to virtue that it deserved to be called by no meaner name than diplomacy.”
  • St. Basil
    St. Basil
    “Let sleep itself be an exercise in piety, for such as our life and conduct have been, so also of necessity will be our dreams.”
  • John Newton
    John Newton
    “So dress and conduct yourself so that people who have been in your company will not recall what you had on.”
  • Norman Angell
    Norman Angell
    “It is not the facts which guide the conduct of men, but their opinions about facts; which may be entirely wrong. We can only make them right by discussion”
  • Jewish Proverb
    Jewish Proverb
    “Look for the good, not the evil, in the conduct of members of the family.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. conductio, a bringing together: cf. F. conduction,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. conductusconducĕre. See Conduce.

Usage

In literature:

How much effect has it had in life, character, conduct?
"How to Teach Religion" by George Herbert Betts
The threatening and disorderly conduct of the Cheyennes in the Indian Territory early last summer caused considerable alarm and uneasiness.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland
There was great eccentricity of character in all the conduct and language of Duffy.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
I thought you were conducting me to some worthy tradesman.
"The Black Baronet; or, The Chronicles Of Ballytrain The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
Opinions and rumors differed also concerning the character and conduct of the young marquis.
"The Lost Lady of Lone" by E.D.E.N. Southworth
Albert placed himself at the head of the insurgents and conducted the siege.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
Aurelian accepted these gifts; and it would seem to follow that he condoned Varahran's conduct, and granted him terms of peace.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 7. (of 7): The Sassanian or New Persian Empire" by George Rawlinson
This school was conducted by two girls of nineteen and seventeen years; their pupils were nearly as old as themselves.
"At Home And Abroad" by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
What was the conduct of Amulius?
"Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome" by Oliver Goldsmith
Evasive and insidious Conduct of Koah and the Chiefs.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16" by Robert Kerr
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In poetry:

under whom we conduct our different lives:
Like weather he can only hinder or help,
the proud can still be proud but find it
a little harder, the tyrant tries to
"In Memory of Sigmund Freud " by W H Auden
There was a Young Lady of Parma,
Whose conduct grew calmer and calmer;
When they said, 'Are you dumb?'
She merely said, 'Hum!'
That provoking Young Lady of Parma.
"Limerick:There was a Young Lady of Parma" by Edward Lear
To lead the way, dispatch an angel down,
My solace, and protection to become,
That he my bus'ness with success may crown,
And back again in health conduct me home.
"The Traveller's Prayer" by Rees Prichard
There was an Old Person of Ischia,
Whose conduct grew friskier and friskier;
He dance hornpipes and jigs,
And ate thousands of figs,
That lively Old Person of Ischia.
"Limerick: There was an Old Person of Ischia" by Edward Lear
There was an Old Person of Anerley,
Whose conduct was strange and unmannerly;
He rushed down the Strand
With a pig in each hand,
But returned in the evening to Anerley.
"Limerick:There was an Old Person of Anerley" by Edward Lear
Observe their conduct with a father's care,
With hand and eye their sev'ral motions guide,
Let no one by his words or actions dare,
Without due punishment, to step aside.
"Advice To Ev'ry Master Of A Family, To Govern His House In A Religious Manner" by Rees Prichard

In news:

She has conducted archaeological research for more than 20 years in the southern Appalachian region, including North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Virginia.
Tune to WRTI on Saturday, January 19th, when the Metropolitan Opera will broadcast a historic performance of Puccini's La Boh?me, starring the late Luciano Pavarotti with the legendary Renata Scotto, conducted by Maestro James Levine.
Kirkenes is becoming an important port for vessels conducting seismic surveys in the Arctic search for fossil fuels.
A telephone survey conducted during the first weekend of December by America's Research Group on UBS concluded that holiday sales could be lower than last year.
Stanley Shannon, Lauderdale County tax collector, said the sale is conducted every year as prescribed by state law.
The federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been authorized to conduct an auction to sell the former Shady Point Restaurant at 623 N Fraley St in Kane.
C K Swett conducting the auction for the Greg Wolf Fund.
The 18-year-old Cassville High School alumni currently conducts auctions with his father, Donnie, who is the president and chief executive officer of Stumpff's Realty and Auction Service Inc in Cassville.
The most critical step is sectioning, which must be conducted to induce minimal damage.
Air Chief Marshall Rao Qamar Suleiman has revealed details of a major air campaign conducted by the Pakistan Air Force against terrorists in the tribal areas (Photo: Chris Pocock).
Forrest High School will conduct its baccalaureate service honoring the Class of 2008 at 9 am Sunday, May 18, in the school auditorium.
Three weeks after its official launch in Orleans Parish, a new pretrial services program conducted by the Vera Institute of Justice is drawing praise from all quarters of the criminal justice system.
Credential Check Of Teachers To Be Conducted.
Censoring the Conduct of College Women.
Report encourages physicians to conduct risk-benefit evaluation, proposes off-label, conjunctive use of OTC smoking cessation products.
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In science:

Landim, Exclusion processes with conductances - Hydrodynamic limit of gradient exclusion processes with conductances. arXiv:0806.3211. I. M.
Equilibrium fluctuations for gradient exclusion processes with conductances in random environments
Then, when an input current higher than the current threshold is applied, the previously conducting transistor is switched off, the CMOS inverter toggles and the other feedback transistor starts conducting.
Development of a front end ASIC for Dark Matter directional detection with MIMAC
Keeping in mind that all materials can be divided into metals (whose conductivity is not equal to zero at T = 0) and dielectrics (whose conductivity vanishes when T → 0), this prescription can be considered as universally applicable.
The Casimir Effect and the Foundations of Statistical Physics
Independent measurements of all three parameters, conductivity, n and mobility, demonstrate41 that “mobility has the dominant influence upon the conductivity-temperature dependence.” As was recently confirmed,42 “On long time scales the ‘mobile’ ion density must be the total ion concentration.
The Casimir Effect and the Foundations of Statistical Physics
The experiments with an atomic force microscope13 and Bose-Einstein condensate14 are inconsistent with the inclusion of the dc conductivity of a dielectric plate but consistent with the theory omitting this conductivity.
The Casimir Effect and the Foundations of Statistical Physics
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