Dictionary.com

conduit

[ kon-dwit, -doo-it, -dyoo-it, -dit ]
/ ˈkɒn dwɪt, -du ɪt, -dyu ɪt, -dɪt /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: conduit / conduits on Thesaurus.com

noun

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.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE 12 TYPES OF VERB TENSES!

Loosen up your grammar muscles because it’s time to test your knowledge on verb tenses!
Question 1 of 6
The verb tenses can be split into which 3 primary categories?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of conduit

1300–50; Middle English <Anglo-French, Old French <Medieval Latin conductus pipe channel; see conduce, duct
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use conduit in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for conduit

conduit
/ (ˈkɒndɪt, -djʊɪt) /

noun

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 for conduit

C14: from Old French, from Medieval Latin conductus channel, aqueduct, from Latin condūcere to lead, conduce
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for conduit

conduit
[ kŏndōō-ĭt ]

n.

A channel for the passage of fluids.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK