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conduit

[ kon-dwit, -doo-it, -dyoo-it, -dit ]
/ ˈkɒn dwɪt, -du ɪt, -dyu ɪt, -dɪt /
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noun
a pipe, tube, or the like, for conveying water or other fluid.
a similar natural passage.
any means of transmission or conveyance, as of information: According to rumor, he served as a conduit for Israeli intelligence.
Electricity. a structure containing one or more ducts.
Archaic. a fountain.
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Origin of conduit

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English conduit, condut, condewit, condit, from Old French conduit, from Medieval Latin conductus “pipe channel”; see origin at conduce, duct
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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
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