noun con·duc·tus \kənˈdəktəs\

Definition of conductus



  1. :  a medieval vocal composition consisting of one to four voice parts the lowest of which is composed of a Latin text set to an invented melody and accompanied homophonically by the other voices

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Origin and Etymology of conductus

Medieval Latin, from Latin conductus, past participle of conducere to bring together — more at conduce

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a brief usually trivial fact

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