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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020 con•duc•tor /kənˈdʌktɚ/
USA pronunciation n. [ countable ]
a person who conducts; director or manager: a tour conductor.
an employee on a bus, train, or other public transportation who is in charge of its movement and its passengers.
Music and Dancea person who directs an orchestra, band, or chorus. Physicsa substance that readily conducts heat, etc.: a good conductor of electricity. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020 con•duc•tor
(kən duk ′tər), USA pronunciation n.
a person who conducts; a leader, guide, director, or manager.
an employee on a bus, train, or other public conveyance, who is in charge of the conveyance and its passengers, collects fares or tickets, etc.
Music and Dancea person who directs an orchestra or chorus, communicating to the performers by motions of a baton or the hands his or her interpretation of the music.
Physicsa substance, body, or device that readily conducts heat, electricity, sound, etc.: Copper is a good conductor of electricity. ElectricitySee lightning rod.
(kən duk ′tər), USA pronunciation adj.
con•duc ′tor•ship′, n.
Latin as above; see conduit Anglo-French, equivalent. to Middle French conduiteur Latin (see conduce, - tor); replacing late Middle English cond( u) itour 1400–50
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conductor / kənˈdʌktə/ n an official on a bus who collects fares, checks tickets, etc a person who conducts an orchestra, choir, etc a person who leads or guides US Canadian a railway official in charge of a train a substance, body, or system that conducts electricity, heat, etc See lightning conductor conˈductorˌship n conductress / kənˈdʌktrɪs/ fem n
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