[ noun kon-duhkt; verb kuhn-duhkt ]
/ noun ˈkɒn dʌkt; verb kənˈdʌkt /
personal behavior; way of acting; bearing or deportment.
direction or management; execution: the conduct of a business.
the act of conducting; guidance; escort: The curator's conduct through the museum was informative.
Obsolete. a guide; an escort.
verb (used with object)
to behave or manage (oneself): He conducted himself well.
to direct in action or course; manage; carry on: to conduct a meeting; to conduct a test.
to direct (an orchestra, chorus, etc.) as leader.
to lead or guide; escort: to conduct a tour.
to serve as a channel or medium for (heat, electricity, sound, etc.): Copper conducts electricity.
verb (used without object)
to act as conductor, or leader of a musical group, by communicating to the performers by motions of a baton or the hands his or her interpretation of the music.
Words nearby conduct
Origin of conduct
OTHER WORDS FROM conduct
con·duct·i·ble, adjectivecon·duct·i·bil·i·ty, nounnon·con·duc·ti·bil·i·ty, nounnon·con·duc·ti·ble, adjective
pre·con·duct, verb (used with object)re·con·duct, verb (used with object)un·con·duct·ed, adjectiveun·con·duct·i·ble, adjectivewell-con·duct·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for conductibility
the manner in which a person behaves; behaviour
the way of managing a business, affair, etc; handling
rare the act of guiding or leading
rare a guide or leader
(tr) to accompany and guide (people, a party, etc) (esp in the phrase conducted tour)
(tr) to lead or direct (affairs, business, etc); control
(tr) to do or carry outconduct a survey
(tr) to behave or manage (oneself)the child conducted himself well
to control or guide (an orchestra, choir, etc) by the movements of the hands or a batonAlso (esp US): direct
to transmit (heat, electricity, etc)metals conduct heat
Derived forms of conductconductible, adjectiveconductibility, noun
Word Origin for conduct
C15: from Medieval Latin conductus escorted, from Latin: drawn together, from condūcere to conduce
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Medicine definitions for conductibility
[ kən-dŭkt′ ]
To act as a medium for conveying something such as heat or electricity.
The way a person acts, especially from the standpoint of morality.
Other words from conductcon•duc′tive adj.
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