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 Dictionary entry overview: What does conduit mean? 

CONDUIT (noun)
  The noun CONDUIT has 1 sense:

1. a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass

  Familiarity information: CONDUIT used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

CONDUIT (noun)

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A passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

the computers were connected through a system of conduits

Hypernyms ("conduit" is a kind of...):

passage (a way through or along which someone or something may pass)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "conduit"):

aqueduct (a conduit that resembles a bridge but carries water over a valley)

duct (an enclosed conduit for a fluid)

flue (a conduit to carry off smoke)

millrace; millrun (a channel for the water current that turns a millwheel)

penstock; sluice; sluiceway (conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate)

spill; spillway; wasteweir (a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction)

tube; tubing (conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases)

waterspout (a channel through which water is discharged (especially one used for drainage from the gutters of a roof))

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