1. [syn: conduction, conductivity]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
The quality or power of conducting, or of receiving and
transmitting, as heat, electricity, etc.; as, the
conductivity of a nerve.
Thermal conductivity (Physics), the quantity of heat that
passes in unit time through unit area of a plate whose
thickness is unity, when its opposite faces differ in
temperature by one degree.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the transmission of heat or electricity or sound [syn: