conductor

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noun con·duc·tor \kən-ˈdək-tər\

Definition of conductor

  1. :  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 (such as heat or sound) Aluminum is a conductor of heat.

conductorial

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

Examples of conductor in a Sentence

  1. Metal is a good conductor of electricity.

Origin and Etymology of conductor

see 1conduct


First Known Use: 15th century



CONDUCTOR Defined for English Language Learners

conductor

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noun con·duc·tor \kən-ˈdək-tər\

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

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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