What does conduit mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conduitnoun

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

    "the computers were connected through a system of conduits"


  1. conduitnoun

    A pipe or channel for conveying water etc.

  2. conduitnoun

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

  3. conduitnoun

    A means by which something is transmitted.

  4. Etymology: From conduit, from conductus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Conduitnoun

    Etymology: conduit, French.

    Water, in conduit pipes, can rise no higher
    Than the well-head from whence it first doth spring. Davies.

    This face of mine is hid
    In sap consuming winter’s drizzled snow,
    And all the conduits of my blood froze up. William Shakespeare.

    God is the fountain of honour; and the conduit, by which he conveys it to the sons of men, are virtuous and generous practices. Robert South, Sermons.

    These organs are the nerves which are the conduits to convey them from without, to their audience in the brain. John Locke.

    Wise nature likewise, they suppose,
    Has drawn two conduits down our nose. Matthew Prior.

    I charge and command, that the conduit run nothing but claret wine. William Shakespeare, Henry VI. p. ii.


  1. conduit

    A conduit is a channel, pipe, tube, or passage through which liquid, gas, or electrical wires can flow or be transmitted. It can also refer to a means by which information is transmitted or distributed. In a broader sense, a conduit can be a person, organization, or country acting as a channel for the transmission of something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conduitnoun

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

  2. Conduitnoun

    a structure forming a reservoir for water

  3. Conduitnoun

    a narrow passage for private communication

  4. 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  

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  1. duction

  2. 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. James Scott:

    The Cyber Shield Act could serve as a secure conduit to facilitate update and patch delivery James Scott, Senior Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology

  2. Samuel Rodriguez:

    Latino evangelicals represent a constituency that is pro-life, supportive of religious liberty, and focused on biblical justice, i do not foresee Latino evangelicals sacrificing core values by supporting an agenda or an ideology that affirms abortion in the third trimester( and beyond), attacks religious liberty, and espouses a socialistic worldview that destroyed Venezuela and Cuba and serves as the primary conduit for economic and civil rights oppression in Latin America. The event, one of several different Trump coalitions to form since last years launch, comes Mark Galli, Mark Galli, retires after writing a December editorial calling for Trumps removal from office, which receivedswift backlash from nearly 200 evangelical leaders, including Jentezen Franklin. The son of the late Rev. Billy Grahamand president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association blasted the magazine for invoking his fathers name even though he had.

  3. James Comey:

    To my mind it crosses a line when it moves from being about trying to educate a public and instead just becomes about intelligence porn, frankly, just pushing out information about sources and methods without regard to interest, without regard to the First Amendment values that normally underlie press reporting, and simply becomes a conduit for the Russian intelligence services or some other adversary of the United States.

  4. Brian Blau:

    Being a conduit for a financial transaction is a very sweet position for a platform, but there are a lot of fundamental challenges that the company has to overcome.

  5. Trey Gowdy:

    He didn’t know if the sources were legitimate, he didn’t know whether or not the information had been corroborated. He was merely a conduit between somebody who may have had a financial interest in Libya and our nation’s top diplomat.

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  • тръба, тръбопроводBulgarian
  • Leitung, Kabelkanal, Kanal, Isolierrohr, Rohr, LeitungsrohrGerman
  • αγωγόςGreek
  • conductoSpanish
  • johto, roilo, asennusputki, vesijohto, kaapelikanavaFinnish
  • condottoItalian
  • תְעָלָהHebrew
  • canālisLatin
  • buis, kanaal, pijp, leidingDutch
  • conduítePortuguese
  • кабель-канал, проводник, водоводRussian
  • kanal, ledning, vattenledningsrörSwedish
  • elektrik tesisat borusu, kablo kanalı, kanal, boru hattı, elektrik borusuTurkish
  • ống dẫnVietnamese

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