transduction: a Theoretical Computer Science term not in most dictionaries.

"The transduction paradigm is operant whenever one considers instances of computation that involve well-defined transformation or transduction of symbol strings..."

- R. Gregory Taylor, in his Computer Science book "Models of Computation and Formal Languages"

I might also note that all computation is the manipulation of symbol-strings

In Psychology, the process by which sensory receptors convert sensory stimuli such as light, sound, odors, etc. into neural impulses.

Trans*duc"tion (?), n. [L. transducere, traducere, -dictum, to lead across or over. See Traduce.]

The act of conveying over.




© Webster 1913.

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