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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.]
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)
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]
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|Noun||1.||conduit - 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
passage - a way through or along which someone or something may pass
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[ˈkɒndɪt] N → conducto m
conduit[ˈkɒndjuɪt] n (= pipe) → conduit m
n → Leitungsrohr nt; (Elec) → Rohrkabel nt
airway ___ → ___ para aire;
tear ___ → ___ lagrimal.