conduit[kän′do̵̅o̅ it, -dit]
An example of a conduit is a tube through which wires pass.
- a pipe or channel for conveying fluids
- a tube, pipe, or protected trough for electric wires
- any channel, or means, whereby something is passed on
- Archaic a fountain
Origin of conduitMiddle English and amp; Old French ; from Classical Latin conductus: see conduce
- A pipe or channel for conveying fluids, such as water.
- A tube or duct for enclosing electric wires or cable.
- A means by which something is transmitted: an arms dealer who served as a conduit for intelligence data.
- Archaic A fountain.
Origin of conduitMiddle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin conductus, from Latin, past participle of condūcere, to lead together; see conduce.
conduit - Computer Definition
A protective tube, pipe, or trough for wires, fibers, and cables. Early conduits for telecommunications cables were made of vitrified clay pipe, creosoted lumber, and even hollowed-out logs. Contemporary conduits commonly are made of aluminum, steel, polyethylene, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC).