[kon-dwit, -doo-it, -dyoo-it, -dit]
- a pipe, tube, or the like, for conveying water or other fluid.
- a similar natural passage.
- Electricity. a structure containing one or more ducts.
- Archaic. a fountain.
Origin of conduit
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1. duct, main, channel.
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Examples from the Web for conduit
The group, which was founded in 2001, uses an American nonprofit as conduit for donations.How U.S. Taxpayers Are Subsidizing The Defense Of Palestinian Teen’s Alleged Killers
July 10, 2014
Although Moore was the conduit between Thompson and White, she has since proclaimed her innocence.The Clintons Can’t Shake Their Reputation for Ethical Shadiness
September 19, 2013
“We view our role as simply a conduit to connect voters with information,” Bates said.21-Year-Old Millionaire Buys His Way to Political Influence
October 3, 2012
He was the conduit through which hundreds of people knew one another and kept in touch and up to date with each other.Glen Doherty Obituary: Navy SEAL Killed in Libya
September 13, 2012
Hezbollah might collapse, without Syria as a conduit for arms from Iraq.We're Going to War With Syria
June 13, 2012
That was why my first step was to my old tailor's in Conduit Street.Romance
Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
This opening connected with a conduit, which ran off towards the sea.Rollo in Naples
They have also to be constructed to give a smooth surface to the conduit.Concrete Construction
Halbert P. Gillette
I met an old friend to-day at my dressmaker's in Conduit Street.The Dop Doctor
Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
By this simple operation, the continuity of the conduit is twice broken.Farm drainage
Henry Flagg French
- 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, communication, etc
- botany a water-transporting element in a plant; a xylem vessel or a tracheid
- a rare word for fountain
C14: from Old French, from Medieval Latin conductus channel, aqueduct, from Latin condūcere to lead, conduce
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Word Origin and History for conduit
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A channel for the passage of fluids.
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