Definition of conductor
: one that conducts: such asa : guideb : a collector of fares in a public conveyance a railroad conductorc : the leader of a musical ensemble an orchestra conductord (1) : a material or object that permits an electric current to flow easily Copper wire is a good conductor. — compare insulator, semiconductor (2) : a material capable of transmitting another form of energy (as heat or sound) Aluminum is a conductor of heat.
conductorialplay \ˌkän-ˌdək-ˈtȯr-ē-əl, kən-\ adjective
Examples of conductor in a sentence
Metal is a good conductor of electricity.
Origin and Etymology of conductor
First Known Use: 15th century
CONDUCTOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of conductor for English Language Learners
: 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
CONDUCTOR Defined for Kids
Definition of conductor for Students
1 : a person in charge of a public means of transportation (as a train)
2 : a person or thing that directs or leads She is the conductor of our school orchestra.
3 : a substance or body capable of transmitting light, electricity, heat, or sound Copper is a good conductor of electricity.
Medical Definition of conductor
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: a bodily part (as a nerve fiber) that transmits excitation
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