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[kon-dwit, -doo-it, -dyoo-it, -dit] /ˈkɒn dwɪt, -du ɪt, -dyu ɪt, -dɪt/
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
1300-50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French < Medieval Latin conductus pipe channel; see conduce, duct
1. duct, main, channel. Unabridged
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  • But being in on a strike, and a free-for-all fight, and a conduit explosion hadn't prepared Auntie to hit the feathers early.

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
  • They have also to be constructed to give a smooth surface to the conduit.

    Concrete Construction Halbert P. Gillette
  • In building the first 300 ft. of conduit, a commercial cement was used and a progress of 120 lin.

    Concrete Construction Halbert P. Gillette
  • By this simple operation, the continuity of the conduit is twice broken.

    Farm drainage Henry Flagg French
  • A council of three men sat in certain rooms, in conduit Street, London.

    An American Politician F. Marion Crawford
British Dictionary definitions for conduit


/ˈkɒndɪt; -djʊɪt/
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
Word Origin
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

c.1300, conduyt, from Old French conduit (12c.) "escort, protection; pipe, channel," from Latin conductus "a leading, a pipe" (see conduct). A doublet of conduct, differentiated in meaning from 15c.

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conduit in Medicine

conduit con·duit (kŏn'dōō-ĭt)
A channel for the passage of fluids.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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