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Such bodies will lose their heat by radiation and conduction.

The third loss is by conduction and radiation, which amounts to fifteen per cent.

Thus, heat may be transmitted either by conduction, convection, or radiation.

This was placed in the room and provided heat by conduction, convection, and radiation.

When we stand before a fire, does the heat reach us by conduction or by radiation?

If I lay a penny piece upon the hob, it becomes hot by conduction.

How can we ascertain that wood prevents the conduction of heat to the hand?

There it passes through the iron of the crown by conduction.

The transmission in the petiole of Mimosa is a phenomenon of conduction.

Local application of cold depresses or arrests the conduction.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "hiring;" 1540s, "leading, guidance," from Old French conduction "hire, renting," from Latin conductionem (nominative conductio), noun of action from past participle stem of conducere (see conduce). Sense of "conducting of a liquid through a channel" is from 1610s; in physics, of heat, etc., from 1814.

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