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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kon-dwit, -doo-it, -dyoo-it, -dit]
    • /ˈkɒn dwɪt, -du ɪt, -dyu ɪt, -dɪt/
    • /ˈkɒn.djuː.ɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kon-dwit, -doo-it, -dyoo-it, -dit]
    • /ˈkɒn dwɪt, -du ɪt, -dyu ɪt, -dɪt/

Definitions of conduit word

  • countable noun conduit A conduit is a small tunnel, pipe, or channel through which water or electrical wires go. 3
  • countable noun conduit A conduit is a person or country that links two or more other people or countries. 3
  • noun conduit a pipe or channel for carrying a fluid 3
  • noun conduit a rigid tube or duct for carrying and protecting electrical wires or cables 3
  • noun conduit an agency or means of access, communication, etc 3
  • noun conduit a water-transporting element in a plant; a xylem vessel or a tracheid 3

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Origin of conduit

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French < Medieval Latin conductus pipe channel; see conduce, duct

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Parts of speech for Conduit


conduit popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 77% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for conduit

noun conduit

  • pipe — a large cask, of varying capacity, especially for wine or oil.
  • duct — any tube, canal, pipe, or conduit by which a fluid, air, or other substance is conducted or conveyed.
  • canal — A canal is a long, narrow stretch of water that has been made for boats to travel along or to bring water to a particular area.
  • flume — a deep narrow defile containing a mountain stream or torrent.
  • gutter — a channel at the side or in the middle of a road or street, for leading off surface water.

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