Tra*duc"tion (?), n. [L. traductio a transferring: cf. F. traduction translation. See Traduce.]

1.

Transmission from one to another.

[Obs.]

Traditional communication and traduction of truths.

Sir M. Hale.

2.

Translation from one language to another.

[Obs.]

3.

Derivation by descent; propagation.

[R.]

If by traduction came thy mind, Our wonder is the less to find A soul so charming from a stock so good. Dryden.

4.

The act of transferring; conveyance; transportation.

[R.] "The traduction of brutes."

Sir M. Hale.

5.

Transition.

[Obs.]

Bacon.

6. Logic

A process of reasoning in which each conclusion applies to just such an object as each of the premises applies to.

Jevons.

 

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