Definition of Conductor

1. Noun. The person who leads a musical group.

2. Noun. A substance that readily conducts e.g. electricity and heat.
Generic synonyms: Material, Stuff
Specialized synonyms: Atomic Number 29, Copper, Cu, Ag, Atomic Number 47, Silver, Semiconducting Material, Semiconductor
Derivative terms: Conduct
Antonyms: Insulator

3. Noun. The person who collects fares on a public conveyance.
Generic synonyms: Accumulator, Collector, Gatherer
Specialized synonyms: Conductress

4. Noun. A device designed to transmit electricity, heat, etc..

Definition of Conductor

1. n. One who, or that which, conducts; a leader; a commander; a guide; a manager; a director.

Definition of Conductor

1. Noun. (music) A person who conducts an orchestra, choir or other music ensemble; a professional whose occupation is conducting. ¹

2. Noun. A person who takes tickets on public transportation ¹

3. Noun. Something which can transmit electricity, heat, light or sound. ¹

4. Noun. (mathematics) An ideal of a ring that measures how far it is from being integrally closed ¹

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Definition of Conductor

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Medical Definition of Conductor

1. 1. A probe or sound with a groove along which a knife is passed in slitting open a sinus or fistula; a grooved director. 2. Any substance possessing conductivity. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Conductor

conduction block
conduction deafness
conductive deafness
conductive hearing loss
conductive heat
conductive pen
conductor (current term)

Literary usage of Conductor

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1. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1904)
"Since the resultant intensity within the conductor is zero, the resultant intensity just outside the conductor must be in the direction of the normal and ..."

2. A Course in Electrical Engineering by Chester Laurens Dawes (1920)
"It is convenient to think of this phenomenon as due to the crowding of the lines on one side of the conductor. Magnetic lines of force may be considered as ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"In the Blackpool line the conductor is split into two parts which run parallel to each other within tho conduit on its two sides, and are touched by a ..."

4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1912)
"A person riding on the locomotive of a freight train without the conductor's knowledge or consent, by agreement with the fireman to shovel coal for the ..."

5. Principles and Practice of Electrical Engineering by Alexander Gray (1917)
"5, are conductors carrying current; the current is going down in conductor P and coming up in conductor Q. Let the direction of the current be represented ..."

6. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1907)
"That is, if you should find that the act of the conductor was the •ole, or if you should find that it was the proximate, or the procuring, ..."

7. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1883)
"THIS paper treats of the motions of electricity produced in a spherical conductor by any electric or magnetic operations outside it. ..."

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