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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conductingnoun

    the way of administering a business

  2. conductingnoun

    the direction of an orchestra or choir

    "he does not use a baton for conducting"

Wikipedia

  1. Conducting

    Conducting is the art of directing a musical performance, such as an orchestral or choral concert. It has been defined as "the art of directing the simultaneous performance of several players or singers by the use of gesture." The primary duties of the conductor are to interpret the score in a way that reflects the specific indications in that score, set the tempo, ensure correct entries by ensemble members, and "shape" the phrasing where appropriate. Conductors communicate with their musicians primarily through hand gestures, usually with the aid of a baton, and may use other gestures or signals such as eye contact. A conductor usually supplements their direction with verbal instructions to their musicians in rehearsal.The conductor typically stands on a raised podium with a large music stand for the full score, which contains the musical notation for all the instruments or voices. Since the mid-19th century, most conductors have not played an instrument when conducting, although in earlier periods of classical music history, leading an ensemble while playing an instrument was common. In Baroque music, the group would typically be led by the harpsichordist or first violinist (concertmaster), an approach that in modern times has been revived by several music directors for music from this period. Conducting while playing a piano or synthesizer may also be done with musical theatre pit orchestras. Communication is typically mostly non-verbal during a performance. However, in rehearsals, frequent interruptions allow the conductor to give verbal directions as to how the music should be played or sung. Conductors act as guides to the orchestras or choirs they conduct. They choose the works to be performed and study their scores, to which they may make certain adjustments (such as in tempo, articulation, phrasing, repetitions of sections), work out their interpretation, and relay their vision to the performers. They may also attend to organizational matters, such as scheduling rehearsals, planning a concert season, hearing auditions and selecting members, and promoting their ensemble in the media. Orchestras, choirs, concert bands, and other sizable musical ensembles such as big bands are usually led by conductors.

ChatGPT

  1. conducting

    Conducting refers to the act of directing or guiding something in a specific direction or manner. It can be used in various contexts such as: 1. In music, conducting refers to the act of leading a musical group or orchestra by indicating tempo, dynamics, and rhythm through specific gestures or movements. 2. In physics, conducting refers to the ability of a material or substance to transmit heat, sound, or electricity. 3. In business or operations, conducting can refer to managing or directing particular activities, projects, tasks, or events. 4. In behavior, conducting can mean behaving in a specific way or carrying out a particular action.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conducting

    of Conduct

Editors Contribution

  1. conductingverb

    Verb form of the word conduct.

    They were conducting themselves so well, we were so proud of our children.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 11, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conducting in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conducting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  1. Abba Hassan:

    Niger and Chadian planes are conducting surveillance at the moment in town and troops on the ground are combing through the streets.

  2. Mark Keel:

    As Chief of SLED, I continue to urge the public to be patient and let this investigation take its course. Investigative decisions we make throughout this case and any potentially related case must ultimately withstand the scrutiny of the criminal justice process, as with all cases, SLED is committed to conducting a professional, thorough, and impartial criminal investigation, no matter where the facts lead us.

  3. Peter Cook:

    Our forces watched this training camp for weeks leading up to the operation, and at the time of the strike there were no indications of any civilians present. While the circumstances of their deaths remain unclear, we, nevertheless, express our deepest condolences to the Serbian government and the families of those killed, when conducting our operations, the U.S. military goes to extraordinary lengths to limit the risk of civilian casualties, and in our campaign to defeat ISIL we will continue to do so.

  4. Brian Schatz:

    Whether inspecting our food, conducting medical research or caring for our veterans, federal workers play an important role in our everyday lives and deserve pay which reflects that, after years of pay freezes, our bill gives these dedicated public servants a much-deserved raise.

  5. Inspector General:

    We concluded that the USCIS Field Office Director at the San Bernardino office improperly delayed … agents from conducting a lawful and routine law enforcement action, we have also concluded that the Field Office Director was not candid with OIG investigators during her interview.

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