conduction vs conductivity what difference

what is difference between conduction and conductivity

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin conductio, conductionem (a bringing together); equivalent to conduct +‎ -ion.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kənˈdʌkʃən/
  • Rhymes: -ʌkʃən

Noun

conduction (countable and uncountable, plural conductions)

  1. (physics) The conveying of heat or electricity through material.
  2. The act of leading or guiding.
    • Hobab the son of Raguel the Madianite, who aſſiſted the Israelites in their conduction through the Wildernes of Pharan.
  3. (obsolete) The act of training up.
    • every man has his beginning and conduction

Derived terms

Translations

See also

  • conduct
  • conductivity
  • conductor


English

Etymology

conductive +‎ -ity

Noun

conductivity (countable and uncountable, plural conductivities)

  1. The ability of a material to conduct electricity, heat, fluid or sound
  2. (physics) The reciprocal of resistivity

Derived terms

  • hydraulic conductivity

Related terms

  • conductance

Translations

See also

  • permeability

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