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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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)
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conduit

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

conduit

[ˈkɒndɪt] Nconducto m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

conduit

[ˈkɒndjuɪt] n (= pipe) → conduit m
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conduit

nLeitungsrohr nt; (Elec) → Rohrkabel nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

conduit

[ˈkɒndɪt] n (pipe) → conduttura, condotto, tubo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

con·du·it

n. conducto;
airway ______ para aire;
tear ______ lagrimal.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

conduit

n conducto; ileal — conducto ileal
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Early on the morning on January 22, the three inmates cut through metal grates and climbed through a plumbing conduit. Officials say the men eventually used bedsheets fashioned into ropes to rappel five stories from the jailhouse roof.
Our nation's single most iconic monument is the Grand Canyon, and the fact that we've turned it into a plumbing conduit between two of the biggest reservoirs in the West is an insult to our nation in the name of shortterm profits.