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con·duit

 (kŏn′do͞o-ĭt, -dĭt)
n.
1. A pipe or channel for conveying fluids, such as water.
2. A tube or duct for enclosing electric wires or cable.
3. A means by which something is transmitted: an arms dealer who served as a conduit for intelligence data.
4. Archaic A fountain.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin conductus, from Latin, past participle of condūcere, to lead together; see conduce.]

conduit

(ˈkɒndɪt; -djʊɪt)
n
1. (Building) a pipe or channel for carrying a fluid
2. (Building) a rigid tube or duct for carrying and protecting electrical wires or cables
3. an agency or means of access, communication, etc
4. (Botany) botany a water-transporting element in a plant; a xylem vessel or a tracheid
5. a rare word for fountain
[C14: from Old French, from Medieval Latin conductus channel, aqueduct, from Latin condūcere to lead, conduce]

con•duit

(ˈkɒn dwɪt, -du ɪt, -dyu ɪt, -dɪt)

n.
1. a pipe, tube, or natural channel for conveying water or other fluid.
2. a channel through which anything is conveyed: a conduit for information.
3. a structure containing ducts for electrical conductors or cables.
4. Archaic. a fountain.
[1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French < Medieval Latin conductus pipe channel]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conduit - a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can passconduit - a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass; "the computers were connected through a system of conduits"
aqueduct - a conduit that resembles a bridge but carries water over a valley
duct - an enclosed conduit for a fluid
flue - a conduit to carry off smoke
millrace, millrun - a channel for the water current that turns a millwheel
passage - a way through or along which someone or something may pass
sluice, sluiceway, penstock - conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate
spillway, wasteweir, spill - a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction
tube, tubing - conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
waterspout - a channel through which water is discharged (especially one used for drainage from the gutters of a roof)

conduit

noun passage, channel, tube, pipe, canal, duct, main He saw that the conduit was choked with rubbish.
Translations
putki

conduit

[ˈkɒndɪt] Nconducto m

conduit

[ˈkɒndjuɪt] n (= pipe) → conduit m

conduit

nLeitungsrohr nt; (Elec) → Rohrkabel nt

conduit

[ˈkɒndɪt] n (pipe) → conduttura, condotto, tubo

con·du·it

n. conducto;
airway ______ para aire;
tear ______ lagrimal.

conduit

n conducto; ileal — conducto ileal
References in classic literature ?
Some unknown conduits from the unknown worlds must empty into thee!
The City Council had passed a quiet and innocent little bill allowing a company to construct telephone conduits under the city streets; and upon the strength of this, a great corporation had proceeded to tunnel all Chicago with a system of railway freight-subways.
The water which supplies the farms of Mars is collected in immense underground reservoirs at either pole from the melting ice caps, and pumped through long conduits to the various populated centers.
It was from Lady Middleton, announcing their arrival in Conduit Street the night before, and requesting the company of her mother and cousins the following evening.
When I had inhaled this air freely, I sought the conduit pipe, which conveyed to us the beneficial whiff, and I was not long in finding it.
His hands Whiter than poplar leaves in windy springs, Shake with some palsy; and his stammering mouth Blurts out a foolish froth of empty words Like water from a conduit.
And all at once I was on fire to be back in the library; so much so, that half a minute at the manhole, lantern in hand, was enough for me; and a mere funnel of moist brown earth - a terribly low arch propped with beams - as much as I myself ever saw of the subterranean conduit between Kirby House and the sea.
In the Rinkabilly watershed, eighty miles away, he built his reservoir, and for eighty miles the huge wooden conduit carried the water across country to Ophir.
to get rid of his scattered holdings on the various creeks, and without thanks to any one he finished his conduit, built his dredges, imported his machinery, and made the gold of Ophir immediately accessible.
Beneath it he discerned the dismantled ramparts of a town; here the still intact arch of a portico, there two or three columns lying under their base; farther on, a succession of arches which must have supported the conduit of an aqueduct; in another part the sunken pillars of a gigantic bridge, run into the thickest parts of the rift.
Woolsey, military tailor, of Conduit Street, who came at the Major's order to measure the young gentleman for a suit of clothes.
I signed myself Glasspool, care of Hickey, 38, Conduit Street; that's my tailor, and after sending the wire I went round and told him what to expect.