Conduit definition

kŏndo͝o-ĭt, -dĭt
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A means by which something is transmitted.

An arms dealer who served as a conduit for intelligence data.

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A pipe or channel for conveying fluids, such as water.
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A pipe or channel for conveying fluids.
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A tube or duct for enclosing electric wires or cable.
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A tube, pipe, or protected trough for electric wires.
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(archaic) A fountain.
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(archaic) A fountain.
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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).
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A pipe or channel for conveying water etc.
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A duct or tube into which electrical cables may be pulled; a type of raceway.
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A means by which something is transmitted.
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(finance) An investment vehicle that issues short-term commercial paper to finance long-term off-balance sheet bank assets.
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Any channel, or means, whereby something is passed on.
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The definition of a conduit is something, such as a pipe or tunnel, through which water or electrical wires or other designated items can pass.

An example of a conduit is a tube through which wires pass.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
conduit
Plural:
conduits

Origin of conduit

  • Middle English from Old French from Medieval Latin conductus from Latin past participle of condūcere to lead together conduce

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French conduit, from Latin conductus.

    From Wiktionary