Definitions for conductorkənˈdʌk tər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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.
a person who directs an orchestra, band, or chorus, esp. by motions of a baton or the hands.
Category: Music and Dance
a substance, body, or device that readily conducts heat, electricity, sound, etc.
Origin of conductor:
1525–50; < L
conductor, music director, director(noun)
the person who leads a musical group
a substance that readily conducts e.g. electricity and heat
the person who collects fares on a public conveyance
a device designed to transmit electricity, heat, etc.
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a person who leads an orchestra, band, or singers
***the orchestra's conductor
a person in charge of a train
***The conductor took our tickets.
A person who conducts an orchestra, choir or other music ensemble; a professional whose occupation is conducting.
A person who takes tickets on public transportation
Something which can transmit electricity, heat, light or sound.
An ideal of a ring that measures how far it is from being integrally closed
Origin: From conductor.
one who, or that which, conducts; a leader; a commander; a guide; a manager; a director
one in charge of a public conveyance, as of a railroad train or a street car
the leader or director of an orchestra or chorus
a substance or body capable of being a medium for the transmission of certain forces, esp. heat or electricity; specifically, a lightning rod
a grooved sound or staff used for directing instruments, as lithontriptic forceps, etc.; a director
same as Leader
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
In electricity, anything that permits the passage of an electric current. Any disturbance in the ether takes the form of waves because the ether has restitutive force or elasticity. In a conductor, on the other hand, this force is wanting; it opens a path through the ether and a disturbance advances through it from end to end with a wave front, but with no succession of waves. This advance is the beginning of what is termed a current. It is, by some theorists, attributed to impulses given at all points along the conductor through the surrounding ether, so that a current is not merely due to an end thrust. If ether waves preclude a current on account of their restitutive force, ether waves cannot be maintained in a conductor, hence conductors should be opaque to light, for the latter is due to ether waves. This is one of the more practical every day facts brought out in Clerk Maxwell's electromagnetic theory of light. The term conductor is a relative one, as except a vacuum there is probably no substance that has not some conducting power. For relative conducting power, tables of conductivity, q. v., should be consulted. The metals beginning with silver are the best conductors, glass is one of the worst. [Transcriber's note: See "ether" for contemporary comments on this now discarded concept.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
From Eng. _coin_, and Lat. _duco_, to command. One who commands the coin.
Translations for conductor
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a thing that conducts heat or electricity
Copper is a good conductor of heat.
- geleider, geleidraadAfrikaans
- موصِل للحَرارَهArabic
- condutorPortuguese (BR)
- der LeiterGerman
- ताप अथवा विद्युत चालकHindi
- رسوونكى له مس چې بريښنا رسوىPashto
- ledare, konduktorSwedish
- iletken (madde)Turkish
- 熱導管，電導體Chinese (Trad.)
- chất dẫn (nhiệt, điện)Vietnamese
- 导体Chinese (Simp.)
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