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conduit

Definition:

a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

conduits

Type of:

passage » way » artifact » whole

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

the computers were connected through a system of conduits

Etymology:

conduyt, from Old French conduit (12th century) "escort, protection; pipe,...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

conduit [pipe]

channel or pipe for conveying water or other fluid or for carrying out certain other purposes, such as protecting electric cables. In water-supply ... (23 of 125 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/131713​/conduit

Collins Dictionary:

conduit | fountain [rare, sense-specific]

a pipe or channel for carrying a fluid | a rigid tube or duct for carrying and protecting electrical wires or cables | an agency or means of access, ... (27 of 512 words, 5 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/conduit

Wikipedia:

Conduit [disambiguation]

may refer to: Conveyance (disambiguation) | Channel (geography), for carrying water or other fluids (such as a steel pipe and aqueduct) | Road | Tunnel | Waterway (such as a river and canal) | Electrical conduit, a protective cover for cables | Duct ... (37 of 402 words, 30 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Conduit

Merriam-Webster:

conduit | fountain [synonym, sense-specific] | channel [synonym, sense-specific] | pipe [synonym, sense-specific] | duct [synonym, sense-specific] | leader [synonym, sense-specific] | line [synonym, sense-specific] | penstock [synonym, sense-specific] | trough [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

a natural or artificial channel through which something (as a fluid) is conveyed | [archaic] "fountain" | a pipe, tube, or tile for protecting ... (22 of 158 words, 4 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/conduit

Oxford Dictionary:

conduit

a channel for conveying water or other fluid | a person or organization that acts as a channel for the transmission of something | a tube or trough ... (26 of 109 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/conduit

Macmillan British Dictionary:

conduit [countable] | conduits [plural]

a pipe or passage that water flows through to go from one place to another | [formal] a person, place, or system that is used for passing goods or ... (28 of 68 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/conduit

American Heritage Dictionary:

conduit

A pipe or channel for conveying fluids, such as water. | A tube or duct for enclosing electric wires or cable. | A means by which something is ... (26 of 67 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/conduit

Wiktionary:

conduit | conduits [plural]

A pipe or channel for conveying water etc. | A duct or tube into which electrical cables may be pulled; a type of raceway. | A means by which something is transmitted. | [finance] An investment vehicle that issues short-term commercial paper to finance... (41 of 47 words, 4 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/conduit

New World Dictionary:

conduit

a pipe or channel for conveying fluids | a tube, pipe, or protected trough for electric wires | any channel, or means, whereby something is passed on ... (25 of 40 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/conduit

Random House Dictionary:

conduit

a pipe, tube, or the like, for conveying water or other fluid. | a similar natural passage. | [electricity] a structure containing one or more ducts. ... (24 of 37 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/conduit

Cambridge Dictionary:

conduit

a pipe or passage for water or electrical wires to go through (12 of 17 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/conduit

Encarta Dictionary:

conduit | conduits [plural]

a pipe or channel that carries liquid to or from a place | a pipe or tube that covers and protects electrical cables | somebody or something that ... (26 of 62 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861599439​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

conduit

First use: about 1300

Origin: conduyt, from Old French conduit (12th century) "escort, protection; pipe, channel", from Latin conductus "a leading, a pipe". A ... (21 of 30 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=conduit

Merriam-Webster:

conduit

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French cunduit pipe, passage, conduct, in part from cunduit, past participle of cunduire to lead, from ... (21 of 29 etymology words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/conduit

American Heritage Dictionary:

conduit

Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin conductus, from Latin, past participle of condūcere, to lead together; see "conduce".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/conduit

Collins Dictionary:

conduit

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Old French, from Medieval Latin conductus channel, aqueduct, from Latin condūcere to lead, conduce

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/conduit

Oxford Dictionary:

conduit

Origin: Middle English: from Old French, from medieval Latin conductus, from Latin conducere "bring together" (see "conduct")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/conduit

New World Dictionary:

conduit

Origin: Middle English and Old French from Latin conductus: see "conduce"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/conduit

Wiktionary:

conduit | conduits [plural]

Origin: Old French conduit, from Latin conductus.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/conduit

Encarta Dictionary:

conduit | conduits [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Original form of conduct

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861599439​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

conduit

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "conduit"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

conduit [countable] | conduits [plural]

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "conduit"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "conduit"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/conduit

Macmillan American Dictionary:

conduit [countable] | conduits [plural]

Audio 1: North American pronunciation of "conduit"

Audio 2: North American pronunciation of "conduit"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/conduit

Cambridge Dictionary:

conduit

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "conduit"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "conduit"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/conduit

the Free Dictionary:

conduit

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "conduit"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "conduit"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "conduit" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/conduit

Google Dictionary:

conduit | conduits [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "conduit"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

conduit

Audio: North American pronunciation of "conduit"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=condui​01 word=conduit

YourDictionary Audio:

conduit

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "conduit" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/conduit

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