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conductor

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noun con·duc·tor \kən-ˈdək-tər\

Simple Definition of conductor

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of conductor

  1. :  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)

conductorial

play \ˌkän-ˌdək-ˈtȯr-ē-əl, kən-\ adjective

Examples of conductor in a sentence

  1. Metal is a good conductor of electricity.



15th Century

First Known Use of conductor

15th century



CONDUCTOR Defined for Kids

conductor

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noun con·duc·tor \kən-ˈdək-tər\

Definition of conductor for Students

  1. 1 :  a person in charge of a public means of transportation (as a train)

  2. 2 :  a person or thing that directs or leads <She is the conductor of our school orchestra.>

  3. 3 :  a substance or body capable of transmitting light, electricity, heat, or sound <Copper is a good conductor of electricity.>




Medical Dictionary

conductor

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noun con·duc·tor \kən-ˈdək-tər\

Medical Definition of conductor

  1. 1a:  a material or object that permits an electric current to flow easilyb:  a material capable of transmitting another form of energy (as heat or sound)

  2. 2:  a bodily part (as a nerve fiber) that transmits excitation





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