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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