What does conduit mean?

Definitions for conduit
ˈkɒn dwɪt, -du ɪt, -dyu ɪt, -dɪtcon·duit

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conduit(noun)

    a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass

    "the computers were connected through a system of conduits"


  1. conduit(Noun)

    A pipe or channel for conveying water etc.

    Etymology: From conduit, from conductus.

  2. conduit(Noun)

    A duct or tube into which electrical cables may be pulled; a type of raceway.

    Etymology: From conduit, from conductus.

  3. conduit(Noun)

    A means by which something is transmitted.

    Etymology: From conduit, from conductus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conduit(noun)

    a pipe, canal, channel, or passage for conveying water or fluid

    Etymology: [F., fr. LL. conductus escort, conduit. See Conduct.]

  2. Conduit(noun)

    a structure forming a reservoir for water

    Etymology: [F., fr. LL. conductus escort, conduit. See Conduct.]

  3. Conduit(noun)

    a narrow passage for private communication

    Etymology: [F., fr. LL. conductus escort, conduit. See Conduct.]


  1. CONduit

    CONduit is an annual general interest science fiction and fantasy convention held in May in Salt Lake City, Utah. CONduit was founded in 1989 but took two years to plan its first convention. While there are other genre conventions in Utah, CONduit is the largest general interest convention, and provides a means for professionals to meet and network with other professionals, as well as a way for fans to meet and enjoy each other's company. Each year, CONduit has a charity auction to benefit a local charitable cause. In years past, this auction benefitted Reading for the Future, a non-profit organization which promoted literacy through speculative fiction. The RFF Utah Student Writing and Art Contest was sponsored in part by CONduit. However, RFF ceased operation in January 2010. CONduit is also a founding member of the Utah Speculative Fiction Council. Notable local guests have included Brandon Sanderson, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Tracy Hickman, Anne Wingate, Dan Willis, Bradley Williams, Eric James Stone, James Dashner, Dave Wolverton, Paul Genesse, Kevin Wasden, and Howard Tayler.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Conduit

    kun′dit, or kon′-, n. a channel or pipe to lead or convey water, &c.: a kind of fountain. [Fr. conduit—L. conductusconducĕre, to lead.]


  1. Conduit

    Conduit empowers web and mobile publishers to engage their users across multiple platforms. From Community Toolbars and mobile apps to notifications and web bars, the company's products enable publishers to constantly connect with their users wherever they are. Conduit's innovative solutions have made it the fastest-growing network of publishers in the world, with more than 260,000 publishers of all sizes generating billions of monthly interactions with their 250 million users. Major League Baseball, Groupon, Fox News, Travelocity, and The Weather Channel are just some of the brands leveraging Conduit's free solutions to keep their users engaged and boost their business.

Editors Contribution

  1. conduit

    A type of structure for a specific purpose.

    A conduit is created for a specific purpose e.g. for liquids or gas to flow through.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 29, 2020  

Anagrams for conduit »

  1. duction, noctuid

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conduit in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conduit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of conduit in a Sentence

  1. Richard Chang:

    We did what we call a cut-down : We opened up a big artery in the shoulder area and surgically tied in a graft-conduit, that allowed me to put in the 5-liter pump into the shoulder area through a graft, and pull the other one out from the groin. That ultimately I think is like playing chess — you got ta plan for the next move.

  2. Dan O'Brien:

    The function of a financial system is to channel money from people who have it but want to save it to people who don't have it but want to spend it. ... In Ireland, as in most European countries, the banking system is the most important conduit for channelling money from savers to investors.

  3. The EPI:

    Wal-Mart has aided China's abuse of labor rights and its violations of internationally recognized norms of fair trade by providing a vast and ever-expanding conduit for the distribution of artificially cheap and subsidized Chinese exports to the United States.

  4. Pete Rahn:

    (It was) unimaginable that plastic conduit could cause damage like this.

  5. Ezio Auditore da Firenze:

    I have lived my life as best I could, not knowing its purpose, but drawn forward like a moth to a distant moon. And here at last, I discover a strange truth. That I am only a conduit, for a message that eludes my understanding.

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Translations for conduit

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  • тръбопровод, тръбаBulgarian
  • Rohr, Isolierrohr, Kanal, Kabelkanal, Leitung, LeitungsrohrGerman
  • αγωγόςGreek
  • conductoSpanish
  • johto, asennusputki, vesijohto, kaapelikanava, roiloFinnish
  • condottoItalian
  • canālisLatin
  • leiding, pijp, kanaal, buisDutch
  • conduítePortuguese
  • водовод, кабель-канал, проводникRussian
  • vattenledningsrör, ledning, kanalSwedish
  • elektrik tesisat borusu, elektrik borusu, boru hattı, kanal, kablo kanalıTurkish
  • ống dẫnVietnamese

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