duc-, -duce, -duct, -ducent, -ductor, -duction, -ductive, -ducer, -ducement, -ducation

(Latin: to lead, leading; bringing; to take; to draw along or out)

electrokinetic transducer (s) (noun), electrokinetic transducers (pl)
An instrument that converts dynamic physical forces into electric signals.
electrolytic conductance
1. The movement of charged particles through a medium.
2. The transport of electric charges, under electric potential differences, by charged particles (called ions) of atomic or larger sizes.
electrolytic conduction
The passage of a direct current between metallic electrodes immersed in an ionized solution.

In metals, the electric charges are carried by the electrons of inappreciable mass.

In solutions, the electric charges are carried by electrolytic ions, each having a mass several thousand times as great as the electron.

The positive ions move to the cathode (negative electrode) and the negative ions to the anode (positive electrode).

electrolytic conductivity
1. The ability of charged particles to move through a medium.
2. The conductivity of a medium in which the transport of electric charges, under electric potential differences, is by particles of atomic or larger size.
electrolytic reduction
A process of reducing the oxidation state of a material through the application of a current; commonly used in electroplating.
electromagnetic induction
1. Generation of an electromotive force, in an insulated conductor moving in an electromagnetic field, or in a fixed conductor in a moving magnetic field.
2. The production of electric current in a circuit when it is passed through a changing magnetic field.
3. Voltage produced in a coil as a result of the relative motion between the coil and magnetic lines of force; such as, flux linkages passing through the coil changes.
4. The production of an electromotive force in a circuit by the variation of the magnetic field with which the circuit is connected.
5. The generation of an electromotive force by changing the magnetic flux through a closed loop circuit, or by moving a conductor across the magnetic field.

This principle is the basis for the electric generator and electric motor.

electromagnetic transduction (s) (noun), electromagnetic transductions (pl)
1. A wave produced by the oscillation of an electric charge or a wave in which there are both electric and magnetic displacements.
2. A transverse wave associated with the transmission of electromagnetic energy.
electronic product code, EPC
A serial, created by the Auto-ID Center, that will complement barcodes.

The EPC has digits to identify the manufacturer, product category and the individual item.

electronic thermal conductivity
The part of the thermal conductivity resulting from the transfer of thermal energy by means of electrons and holes (mobile vacancies that act like positive electronic charges with positive masses).
1. Reduction which occurs at the cathode of an electrolytic cell.
2. The process in which electrons are added to a substance near the cathode of an electrolytic cell.
electrostatic induction
1. The process of charging an object electrically by bringing it near another charged object, then touching it to a ground.
2. Modification in the distribution of an electric charge on one material under the influence of an electric charge on a nearby object which takes place whenever any object is placed in an electric field.
3. The production of an electric charge in an object when placed near a charged body.
4. A process of inducing stationary electric charges on an object by brining it near another object that has an excess of electric charges.

A positive charge will produce a negative charge, and a negative charge will produce a positive charge.

Eruditio, ductus, societas.
Learning, leadership, fellowship.

Motto of Indian River Community College, Ft. Pierce, Florida, USA.

fumiduct (s) (noun), fumiducts (pl)
A passage for smoke; such as, a smoke vent or a smokestack.
induce (verb), induces; induced; inducing
1. To lead a person by persuasion or some influence to take action or to do something: The President's arguments induced Senator Monroe to vote against a new tax increase.

The company's higher wages were actually inducing employees to work harder so their products could bring in more profits.

The day's hard work induced Patrick to go to sleep much faster when he went to bed.

2. To introduce or to bring a person into the knowledge of something; to initiate, to instruct: More people were induced to buy real estate, or houses, when they saw the interest rates go down.

The warnings on cigarette packages has failed to induce millions of people to quit smoking.

To lead or to influence someone to do something by persuasion.
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induced abortion (s) (noun), induced abortions (pl)
A deliberate procedure to remove, or to expel, an embryo or a fetus before it is viable (able to survive) outside the uterus: The doctors recommended that Jane should have an induced abortion because giving birth to a child would very likely result in her death if she didn't have the procedure done.

Cross references of word families related to "bear, carry, bring": -fer; ger-; later-, -lation; phoro-; port-.

A cross reference of word units that are related, directly and/or indirectly, with "tube, pipe": aulo-; can-, cann-; fistul-; siphon-; syringo-; tub-.