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transduction (n.)

"act of leading or carrying over," 1650s, from Latin transductionem/traducionem (nominative transductio) "a removal, transfer," noun of action from past-participle stem of transducere/traducere "change over, convert," also "lead in parade, make a show of, dishonor, disgrace," originally "lead along or across, bring through, transfer" (see traduce).

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Definitions of transduction from WordNet

transduction (n.)
(genetics) the process of transfering genetic material from one cell to another by a plasmid or bacteriophage;
transduction (n.)
the process whereby a transducer accepts energy in one form and gives back related energy in a different form;
the transduction of acoustic waves into voltages by a microphone
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