conduit

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkɒndjuɪt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈkɑndwɪt, -duɪt, -djuɪt/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(kondwit, -do̅o̅ it, -dyo̅o̅ it, -dit)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
con•duit /ˈkɑndwɪt, -duɪt, -dyuɪt/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Hydraulicsa channel for carrying water.
  2. a channel through which anything is carried: a conduit for information.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
con•duit  (kondwit, -do̅o̅ it, -dyo̅o̅ it, -dit),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Hydraulicsa pipe, tube, or the like, for conveying water or other fluid.
  2. a similar natural passage.
  3. Electricitya structure containing one or more ducts.
  4. [Archaic.]a fountain.
  • Medieval Latin conductus pipe channel; see conduce, duct
  • Anglo-French, Old French
  • Middle English 1300–50
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged duct, main, channel.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
conduit /ˈkɒndɪt -djʊɪt/ n
  1. a pipe or channel for carrying a fluid
  2. a rigid tube or duct for carrying and protecting electrical wires or cables
  3. an agency or means of access, communication, etc
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French, from Medieval Latin conductus channel, aqueduct, from Latin condūcere to lead, conduce
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