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aqueduct
Pont du Gard,
near Nîmes, France

aq·ue·duct

 (ăk′wĭ-dŭkt′)
n.
1.
a. A pipe or channel designed to transport water from a remote source, usually by gravity.
b. A bridgelike structure supporting a conduit or canal passing over a river or low ground.
2. Anatomy A channel or passage in an organ or a body part, especially such a channel for conveying fluid.

[Latin aquaeductus : aquae, genitive of aqua, water; see aqua + ductus, a leading; see duct.]
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aqueduct

(ˈækwɪˌdʌkt)
n
1. (Civil Engineering) a conduit used to convey water over a long distance, either by a tunnel or more usually by a bridge
2. (Civil Engineering) a structure, usually a bridge, that carries such a conduit or a canal across a valley or river
3. (Anatomy) a channel in an organ or part of the body, esp one that conveys a natural body fluid
[C16: from Latin aquaeductus, from aqua water + dūcere to convey]
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aq•ue•duct

(ˈæk wɪˌdʌkt)

n.
1.
a. a conduit or artificial channel for conducting water from a distance.
b. a bridgelike structure that carries a water conduit or canal across a valley or over a river.
2. Anat. a canal through which liquids pass.
[1535–45; < Medieval Latin aquēductus < Latin aquae ductus a drawing off of water; see aqua, duct]
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aqueduct

An elevated masonry or brick channel for carrying water, widely used by the Romans.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aqueduct - a conduit that resembles a bridge but carries water over a valleyaqueduct - a conduit that resembles a bridge but carries water over a valley
arch - (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it
conduit - a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass; "the computers were connected through a system of conduits"
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aqueduct

noun conduit, channel, passage, canal, waterway, duct, sluice an old Roman aqueduct
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Translations
akvedukti
akvaduktakvedukt
vodovod

aqueduct

[ˈækwɪdʌkt] Nacueducto m
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aqueduct

[ˈækwɪdʌkt] naqueduc m
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aqueduct

nAquädukt m or nt
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aqueduct

[ˈækwɪˌdʌkt] nacquedotto
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