conductor

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From Middle French conductour, from Old French conduitor, from Latin conductor.

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conductor (plural conductors)

  1. One who conducts or leads; a guide; a director.
    • Dryden
      Zeal, the blind conductor of the will.
  2. (music) A person who conducts an orchestra, choir or other music ensemble; a professional whose occupation is conducting.
  3. A person who takes tickets on public transportation.
    train conductor; tram conductor
  4. Something that can transmit electricity, heat, light or sound.
  5. (mathematics) An ideal of a ring that measures how far it is from being integrally closed
    • 1988, F van Oystaeyen, Lieven Le Bruyn, Perspectives in ring theory
      If c is the conductor ideal for R in R then prime ideals not containing c correspond to localizations yielding discrete valuation rings.
  6. A grooved sound or staff used for directing instruments, such as lithontriptic forceps; a director.
  7. (architecture) A leader.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From condūcō (I lead) +‎ -tor.

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conductor m (genitive conductōris); third declension

  1. employer, entrepreneur
  2. contractor
  3. (physics) conductor (of heat, electricity etc)

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Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative conductor conductōrēs
genitive conductōris conductōrum
dative conductōrī conductōribus
accusative conductōrem conductōrēs
ablative conductōre conductōribus
vocative conductor conductōrēs

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Portuguese[edit]

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conductor m (plural conductores, feminine conductora, feminine plural conductoras)

  1. Obsolete form of condutor.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin conductor.

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conductor m (plural conductores, feminine conductora)

  1. driver
  2. conductor (Something which can transmit electricity, heat, light or sound)

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