Definition of conduit
1 : a natural or artificial channel through which something (such as a fluid) is conveyed a conduit for rainwater
2 archaic : fountain
3 : a pipe, tube, or tile for protecting electric wires or cables
4 : a means of transmitting or distributing a conduit for illicit payments a conduit of information
Examples of conduit in a Sentence
the major conduit for carrying water to the military base
water flowed along the conduit to the fountain
Recent Examples of conduit from the Web
Verizon also could use a network of conduit the city owns to pull its own fiber-optic cables through, saving on construction costs.
The White House subsequently characterized the meeting as part of Kushner's role as a transition adviser and conduit for the State Department.
In prosperous and safe times, the highway from Baghdad to Amman was an important conduit of commerce — with close to 1,500 trucks moving back and forth each day, accounting for about $1 billion in trade per month, Mr. Ronnow said.
Theologically speaking, a steeple is a high-bandwidth link to God, a conduit between mere mortals and the Big Guy.
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Definition of conduit for English Language Learners
: a pipe or tube through which something (such as water or wire) passes
: someone or something that is used as a way of sending something (such as information or money) from one place or person to another
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