• WordNet 3.6
    • n 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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Conduit (Arch) A narrow passage for private communication.
    • Conduit A pipe, canal, channel, or passage for conveying water or fluid. "All the conduits of my blood froze up.""This is the fountain of all those bitter waters, of which, through a hundred different conduits , we have drunk."
    • Conduit (Arch) A structure forming a reservoir for water.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n conduit Conduct; guidance; escort: in this sense now conduct.
    • n conduit A medium or means of conveying; anything serving as a channel for passage or transmission.
    • n conduit A pipe, tube, or other channel for the conveyance of water or other fluid.
    • n conduit A natural or artificial reservoir or source whence water is distributed; specifically, the former name of fountains built for this purpose.
    • n conduit A narrow walled passage, usually under ground, for the purpose of secret communication between apartments.
    • conduit To lead; conduct; guide.
    • conduit To convey, conduct, or transmit by or as by a conduit.
    • n conduit A form of vocal composition: same as conductus, 1.
    • n conduit Same as copula, 9.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Conduit kun′dit or kon′- a channel or pipe to lead or convey water, &c.: a kind of fountain.
    • n Conduit kun′dit or kon′-, a channel or pipe to lead or convey water, &c.: a kind of fountain.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. LL. conductus, escort, conduit. See Conduct
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. conduit—L. conductusconducĕre, to lead.


In literature:

Conjugaison (exemple d'une) conduite a travers un e phrase, 1011 a 1016.
"An Introductorie for to Lerne to Read, To Pronounce, and to Speke French Trewly" by Anonymous
Lower down the Frognal Road all is modern, and we come into the part formerly known as Shepherd's or Conduit Fields.
"Hampstead and Marylebone" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
In the centre of the quadrangle is a quaint conduit.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
As they were going away Lady George found that she was to have the honour of conveying the Baroness to her lodgings in Conduit Street.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
Why should wires be brought into houses and through walls in iron conduits?
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
Heavy conduits took the blast that it produced and poured it from ports at bow and stern.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
The slabs at the bottom and the conduit for the water still remain.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
There are baths to the prisons; and the conduits for venting, etc.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
If I had my senses about me I might have called in Conduit Street in my way home, and told them of it.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
Sa conduite depuis cette epoque n'est pas de mon ressort.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine

In poetry:

With burnt mouth, red like a lion's, it drank
The blood of the sun as he slaughtered sank,
And dipped its cup in the purpurate shine
When the Eastern conduits ran with wine.
"The Poppy" by Francis Thompson
'There dwell the lords of knowledge and of thought increasing,
And they whom insight and the gleams of song uplift;
And thence as by a hundred conduits flows unceasing
The spring of power and beauty, an eternal gift.'
"The Land Of Pallas" by Archibald Lampman
With fierce noons beaming, moons of glory gleaming,
Full conduits streaming, where fair bathers lie,
With sunsets splendid, when the strong day, ended,
Melts into peace, like a tired lover's sigh--
So cometh summer nigh.
"Grisma; Or The Season Of Heat" by Edwin Arnold

In news:

Explosion-proof network connection: Turck new 7/8-16UN minifast explosion-proof feed-through receptacle is CSA certified as a secondary conduit seal.
BRON crawlers are available with static or vibratory plows for the direct burial of underground utilities including telephone, electrical, conduit, gas and water lines.
31 on the morning of Sept 11, 2001, all of the hard-wired audio circuits in the Winter Garden of the World Financial Center passed through one six-foot-wide conduit bank outside the Sound Room.
The short length of unlisted flexible metal conduit that serves this garage door opener was installed without an equipment-grounding conductor.
At issue for US District Judge Emmet G Sullivan was essentially how big of a favor it was for Nazim Khan to serve as a conduit of bribes to a public official.
Most of us look at movies as a form of entertainment, as a conduit for escapism.
There are several avenues lawyers may use to go after the alleged swindler's network of conduits.
Proxy Advisory Firm Institutional Shareholder Services Now a Conduit for Big Labor.
EMT Elbows with Integral Couplings are used for a 45° or 90° bend between two lengths of EMT conduit.
As the recovery continues for commercial real estate, conduit lenders are opening the taps—tempting borrowers with risky levels of leverage, according to Moody 's Investors Service.
"Almost all the windows are finished and all the wiring, plumbing and conduits are in to the first floor," Buerhle said.
NEW YORK (AP) — When I first turned on Google's new tablet computer, I immediately thought of it as a mere conduit to Google services.
Tulsa-based ONEOK Partners LP announced Tuesday it has decided not to build the Bakken Crude Express Pipeline from North Dakota to Oklahoma due to a lack of long-term commitments by oil producers to use the 1,300-mile conduit.
Worker is left with debilitating injury after his saw severs energized electrical conduit buried under concrete floor.
As we experience God at work in people's lives and become conduits for His love, we will be changed.

In science:

Understanding and controlling the hydrodynamic stability during flows of yield stress fluids is important for practical applications which involve flows of such materials through conduits.
Linear Stability Analysis for Plane-Poiseuille Flow of an Elastoviscoplastic fluid with internal microstructure
According to this Babcock–Leighton mechanism, a tilted bipolar sunspot pair is a conduit for converting the toroidal field to the poloidal field.
Dynamo models of grand minima
The wire suspensions of the interferometer test masses are a conduit for environmental noise to enter the gravitational wave data channel; additionally, they are a source of noise themselves.
Removing Instrumental Artifacts: Suspension Violin Modes
Think of the two links in a path as conduits, each with a maximum capacity.
Construction of bipartite and unipartite weighted networks from collections of journal papers
The maximum capacity of these two conduits in series is equal to that of the conduit with the smallest capacity.
Construction of bipartite and unipartite weighted networks from collections of journal papers