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aqueduct

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noun aq·ue·duct \ˈa-kwə-ˌdəkt\

Simple Definition of aqueduct

  • : a structure that looks like a bridge and that is used to carry water over a valley; also : a pipe or channel that is used to bring water to an area

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of aqueduct

  1. 1 a :  a conduit for water; especially :  one for carrying a large quantity of flowing water b :  a structure for conveying a canal over a river or hollow

  2. 2 :  a canal or passage in a part or organ

Examples of aqueduct in a sentence

  1. <marveled at the ancient Roman aqueducts that still carry water to distant villages>



Origin of aqueduct

Latin aquaeductus, from aquae (genitive of aqua) + ductus act of leading — more at duct


First Known Use: 1538

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AQUEDUCT Defined for Kids

aqueduct

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noun aq·ue·duct \ˈa-kwə-ˌdəkt\

Definition of aqueduct for Students

  1. :  an artificial channel used to carry water over a valley




Medical Dictionary

aqueduct

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noun aq·ue·duct \ˈak-wə-ˌdəkt\

Medical Definition of aqueduct

  1. :  a canal or passage in a part or organ





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