- conductive heat,
- conductivity water,
- conductometric titration,
Origin of conductor
Examples from the Web for conductor
He mistrusted the “shish-kebab temperament” of the conductor, the Armenian Alexander Melik-Pashayev.
Ninety-Sixth Street marks the first delay of the trip, the cause of which is lost in a garbled announcement from the conductor.Leaky Ceilings, Catcalls, and Uncaged Pythons: 4 Hours on NYC’s Worst Subway|Kevin Zawacki|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Despite attempts to signal the conductor, the train was unable to stop in time, and it crashed into the derailed cars.The Five Deadliest Train Derailments in U.S. History|The Daily Beast|December 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The instant when it ends, and the conductor lowers his arms, becomes more fraught than it has any right to be.
Mrs. Reed, the former slave and conductor on the Underground Railroad?Tracy Chevalier’s Novel on Ohio’s Underground Railroad|Jane Ciabattari|January 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“This, signora, is the prisoner of whom I told you,” said my conductor by way of introduction.Under the Meteor Flag|Harry Collingwood
Our party made this specimen "hump himself," as the conductor said.Roughing It|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
He did not buy his ticket from the agent; the conductor would supply him, and when the long train rolled in he got aboard.Northwest!|Harold Bindloss
You know very well that I am not in your confidence, nor in that of the conductor of the journal.Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 6 (of 6)|Thomas Moore
There would have been further riot and bloodshed on this consecrated ground had our conductor proposed to attempt it then.The Ship Dwellers|Albert Bigelow Paine
1520s, "one who leads or guides," from Middle French conductour (14c., Old French conduitor), from Latin conductor "one who hires, contractor," in Late Latin "a carrier," from conductus, past participle of conducere (see conduce).
Earlier in same sense was conduitour (early 15c., from Old French conduitor). Meaning "leader of an orchestra or chorus" is from 1784; meaning "one who has charge of passengers and collects fares on a railroad" is 1832, American English. Physics sense of "object or device that passes heat" is from 1745; of electricity from 1737.
A material through which electric current (see also current) can pass. In general, metals are good conductors. Copper or aluminum is normally used to conduct electricity in commercial and household systems. (Compare insulator.)