conductor

10 ENTRIES FOUND:

con·duc·tor

noun \kən-ˈdək-tər\

: a person who stands in front of people while they sing or play musical instruments and directs their performance

: a person who collects money or tickets from passengers on a train or bus

: a material or object that allows electricity or heat to move through it

Full Definition of CONDUCTOR

:  one that conducts: as
a :  guide
b :  a collector of fares in a public conveyance
c :  the leader of a musical ensemble
d (1) :  a material or object that permits an electric current to flow easily — compare insulator, semiconductor
(2) :  a material capable of transmitting another form of energy (as heat or sound)
con·duc·to·ri·al \ˌkän-ˌdək-ˈtr-ē-əl, kən-\ adjective

Examples of CONDUCTOR

  1. Metal is a good conductor of electricity.

First Known Use of CONDUCTOR

15th century

con·duc·tor

noun \kən-ˈdək-tər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CONDUCTOR

1
a : a material or object that permits an electric current to flow easily b : a material capable of transmitting another form of energy (as heat or sound)
2
: a bodily part (as a nerve fiber) that transmits excitation

conductor

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of various substances that allow the flow of electric current or thermal energy. A conductor is a poor insulator because it has a low resistance to such flow. Electrical conductors are used to conduct electric current, as in the metal wires of an electric circuit. Electrical conductors are usually metallic. Thermal conductors allow thermal energy to flow because they do not absorb radiant heat; they include materials such as metal and glass.

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