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EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

conductor (plural conductors, feminine conductress)

  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 and also helps passengers
    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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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin conductor, conductorem (contractor, employer).

AdjectiveEdit

conductor (feminine conductora, masculine plural conductors, feminine plural conductores)

  1. driving
  2. conducting

NounEdit

conductor m (plural conductors)

  1. driver
  2. (physics) conductor

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From condūcō (I lead) +‎ -tor.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

conductor m (genitive conductōris); third declension

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

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

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

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PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. Obsolete form of condutor.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin conductor, conductorem (contractor, employer).

NounEdit

conductor m (plural conductores, feminine conductora)

  1. driver
  2. conductor (transmitter of electricity, heat, light or sound)

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