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duct

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noun \ˈdəkt\

Simple Definition of duct

  • : a pipe or tube for air, water, electric power lines, etc., to pass through

  • : a tube in the body that carries a particular liquid

Full Definition of duct

  1. 1 :  a bodily tube or vessel especially when carrying the secretion of a gland

  2. 2 a :  a pipe, tube, or channel that conveys a substance b :  a pipe or tubular runway for carrying an electric power line, telephone cables, or other conductors

  3. 3 :  a tube or elongated cavity (as a xylem vessel) in plant tissue

  4. 4 :  a layer (as in the atmosphere or the ocean) which occurs under usually abnormal conditions and in which radio or sound waves are confined to a restricted path

duc·tal play \ˈdək-təl\ adjective
duct·less play \ˈdək(t)-ləs\ adjective

Examples of duct

  1. <air ducts to provide ventilation>



Origin of duct

New Latin ductus, from Medieval Latin, aqueduct, from Latin, act of leading, from ducere to lead — more at tow


First Known Use: 1667


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duct

verb

Definition of duct

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to enclose in a duct

  3. 2 :  to convey (as a gas) through a duct; also :  to propagate (as radio waves) through a duct



1936

First Known Use of duct

1936


Medical Dictionary

duct

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noun \ˈdəkt\

Medical Definition of duct

  1. :  a bodily tube or vessel especially when carrying the secretion of a gland





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