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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n conveyance the act of moving something from one location to another
    • n conveyance act of transferring property title from one person to another
    • n conveyance something that serves as a means of transportation
    • n conveyance the transmission of information
    • n conveyance document effecting a property transfer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Conveyance Dishonest management, or artifice. "the very Jesuits themselves . . . can not possibly devise any juggling conveyance how to shift it off."
    • Conveyance (Law) The act by which the title to property, esp. real estate, is transferred; transfer of ownership; an instrument in writing (as a deed or mortgage), by which the title to property is conveyed from one person to another. "He] found the conveyances in law to be so firm, that in justice he must decree the land to the earl."
    • Conveyance The act of conveying, carrying, or transporting; carriage. "The long journey was to be performed on horseback, -- the only sure mode of conveyance .""Following the river downward, there is conveyance into the countries named in the text."
    • Conveyance The act or process of transferring, transmitting, handing down, or communicating; transmission. "Tradition is no infallible way of conveyance ."
    • Conveyance The instrument or means of carrying or transporting anything from place to place; the vehicle in which, or means by which, anything is carried from one place to another; as, stagecoaches, omnibuses, etc., are conveyances; a canal or aqueduct is a conveyance for water. "These pipes and these conveyances of our blood."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n conveyance The act of conveying; the act of bearing, carrying, or transporting, as by land or water, or through any medium; transmission; transference; transport; convoy.
    • n conveyance In law: The act of transferring property from one person to another, as by “lease and release,” “bargain and sale”; transfer.
    • n conveyance The instrument or document by which property is transferred from one person to another; specifically, a written instrument transferring the ownership of real property between living persons; a deed of land. It is sometimes used as including leases, mortgages, etc., and sometimes in contradistinction to them.
    • n conveyance That by which anything is carried or borne along; any instrument of transportation from one place to another; specifically, a carriage or coach; a vehicle of any kind.
    • n conveyance The act of removing; removal.
    • n conveyance A device; an artifice; hence, secret practices; clever or underhand management.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Conveyance the means of conveying: a vehicle of any kind:
    • Conveyance (law) the act of transferring property: the writing which transfers it
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  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed.”
  • Edwin P. Whipple
    Edwin P. Whipple
    “Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment.”
  • Mark Twain
    “Often the surest way to convey misinformation is to tell the strict truth.”
  • John Kenneth Galbraith
    “Wealth, in even the most improbable cases, manages to convey the aspect of intelligence.”
  • Francis Bacon
    “There be three things which make a nation great and prosperous: a fertile soil, busy workshops, easy conveyance for men and goods from place to place.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. conveier—L. con, along with, and O. Fr. veie—L. via, a way.


In literature:

Some leaped into the water in their fright; others we received into the boats, and conveyed them to the ship.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
These are conveyed by the indefatigable labourers to the nurseries, which are thus all filled.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
There were those present, however, who lost nothing of what was spoken, and who conveyed it all to the eager ears outside.
"The Hour and the Man" by Harriet Martineau
If we went by any public conveyance, he could easily stop us.
"Down The River" by Oliver Optic
In that vessel his charts were conveyed, and were published.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
He embarked in disguise, in a small boat on the river, and proceeding to a vessel hired for the purpose, was safely conveyed to Calais.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
When I realized how heavy it was, my confidence in my ability to convey it to the main shore was a little shaken.
"Field and Forest" by Oliver Optic
And besides, you got upon M. Dorset's cart, at the risk of incommoding him, and retarding the conveyance of his merchandise.
"Hortense, Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
The language of our text conveys a delicate shade of meaning which is somewhat blurred in our version.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
In both cases the artist gives us all that is necessary to convey the impression of reality.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
Reluctantly he yielded, and Ralegh conveyed him and his family across the rugged hills into Cork by night.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
The CHYME is conveyed through the pyloric orifice of the stomach into the duodenum.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
The appeal conveyed in the act is one which scarcely a savage could withstand.
"Sir Tom" by Mrs. Oliphant
That sandy shore conveyed no kindly sense of welcome to me.
"The Record of Nicholas Freydon" by A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
By saying one thing directly, the egoist conveys another and a different thing indirectly to the reader.
"Materials and Methods of Fiction" by Clayton Hamilton
God gave it; man conveyed it.
"The Church: Her Books and Her Sacraments" by E. E. Holmes
But he understood what Sir George intended to convey.
"Hard Pressed" by Fred M. White
His present errand was to convey a letter he had written to Maitland, accepting the proposal of the day before.
"Tony Butler" by Charles James Lever
Braden can convey and give a good registered title.
"The Land of Strong Men" by Arthur M. Chisholm
From the deck, the lady was conveyed to the cabin, and gradually restored to her senses.
"Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich

In poetry:

To run to work, the law commands;
The gospel gives me feet and hands:
The one requires that I obey;
The other does the pow'r convey.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
Come, holy Sun of heavenly love,
Shower down Thy radiance from above,
And to our inward hearts convey
The Holy Spirit's cloudless ray.
"O Jesus, Lord of Heavenly Grace" by Augusta Treverorum
What can I do to be of service?
Convey somehow your own request,
For in the silence of your going
There's a reproach left unexpressed.
"In Memory of Marina Tsvetaeva" by Boris Pasternak
O come, Thou Sun of Righteousness,
Whose healing beams of nations bless,
And to our inward hearts convey
The Holy Spirit's cloudless ray.
"O Come, Thou Sun of Righteousness" by Augusta Treverorum
The promise, like the pipe, inlays,
And by the mouth of Faith conveys
What virtue flows
From Sharon's Rose. Thus think, and smoke tobacco.
"Meditations on Smoking Tobacco; or, Smoking Spiritualized" by Ralph Erskine
The promise, like the pipe, inlays,
And by the mouth of faith conveys,
What virtue flows
From Sharon's rose.
Thus think, and smoke tobacco.
"Smoking Spiritualized" by Anonymous British

In news:

George, president and chief executive officer of, conveyed Hale's story to Buckhannon Rotarians on Tuesday.
Rudolf Nureyev 's costumes convey magic.
The whole thing reeked of political opportunism and didn't convey any sense of leadership or reassurance amid a crisis.
And they convey far more data than a barcode.
This is an artfully illustrated rendition with panoramic drawings that convey a real sense of the rugged beauty of the American West in pioneer days.
Words cannot convey the heartfelt gratitude that Sally and I have for all of your prayers and the support you have shown our family in this difficult time.
Providing high optical performance in a compact metal housing, ifm's OG-Cube photoelectric sensor offers reliable position detection in industrial applications such as conveying, packaging and material handling.
Each is like a puzzle that conveys nothing until every piece is in place.
Pinter 's silences convey meaning.
Suzuki presented it's own creative two prong approach with the Pixy personal mobility vehicle and the SCC multipassenger conveyance.
Typefaces convey meaning, typographers say.
To be sure employee attitude surveys meet their goal of fine-tuning the overall workplace—and individual employees—companies must take the surveys seriously and follow up on what survey-takers convey.
The new K-Tron P-Series Venturi loader from Salina, KS-based K-Tron is designed specifically for conveying powders in sanitary food, pharmaceutical and chemical applications.
Innovators in Pneumatic Conveying Systems Since 1946.
Cardinal Edward Egan and other senior Roman Catholic clerics traveled to Albany yesterday to meet with Gov George E Pataki and top lawmakers to convey their church's staunch opposition to same-sex marriage.

In science:

Information is conveyed in Grice’s sense of natural meaning (Grice, 1957): whenever Y is correlated with X, we can say that Y carries information about X .
The transmission sense of information
Even a string of length one is a sequence, thus even a single character conveys information.
The transmission sense of information
The mutual information I (X ; Y ) tells us how effectively he conveys what he sees, on average, given the statistical distribution of possible X values, the properties of the channel across which the signal is sent, etc.
The transmission sense of information
One might object that Figure 2 conveys an over-simplified view of the world.
The transmission sense of information
Genes may not be unique in their ability to convey information across generations — but at the same time a transmission view makes it clear that not all components of the developmental matrix (Griffiths, 2001; Griffiths and Gray, 1994) enjoy parity in their informational capacities.
The transmission sense of information
In other words, these correlations do not convey teleosemantic information.
The transmission sense of information
Using this approach, the authors were able to show that this single insect neuron conveys approximately 80 bits of information per second about a dynamic stimulus.
The transmission sense of information
We now have a precise technical statement, but it may yet convey little intuition.
Black Holes, AdS, and CFTs
After t collisions, the tangle τ0|chain (t) between the system qubit and the chain conveys the same information as the purity P (t).
Relaxation due to random collisions with a many-qudit environment
Eq. 4). 4Feedback mechanisms are sometimes studied under the assumption that they convey information regarding the transmit strategy, e.g., which beamformer or precoder to use, but not regarding rate selection, in which case outages still occur.
Transmit Diversity v. Spatial Multiplexing in Modern MIMO Systems
These include, for example, control channels that convey short messages.
Transmit Diversity v. Spatial Multiplexing in Modern MIMO Systems
In the example shown in Fig. 5 the tiling is refined only moderately to convey the situation.
Random numbers from the tails of probability distributions using the transformation method
SDSS filters in order to motivate and convey the meaning of the notation.
Stellar Locus Regression: Accurate Color Calibration, and the Real-time Determination of Galaxy Cluster Photometric Redshifts
Indeed these relationships convey some structure on the data: the relation MD shows that all history movies are also drama movies; the relation MD shows that all movies from Drama and Romance have been directed by the same person.
Query Significance in Databases via Randomizations
Naive introspection conveys to us the vivid feeling that our visual perception of the outside world is remarkably stable and invariant despite the fact that we move our gaze and body.
Hyperbolic planforms in relation to visual edges and textures perception