conductor

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kənˈdʌktɚ/
  • (file)

NounEdit

conductor (plural conductors, feminine conductress or conductrix)

  1. One who conducts or leads; a guide; a director.
  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. (physics) 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, conductōrem (contractor, employer).

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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.

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NounEdit

conductor m (genitive conductōris, feminine conductrīx); third declension

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

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

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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ReferencesEdit

  • conductor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • conductor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • conductor in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • conductor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. Obsolete form of condutor.

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French conducteur, from Latin conductor.

NounEdit

conductor n (plural conductori)

  1. conductor
  2. driver

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin conductor, conductorem (contractor, employer). Cognate with English conductor.

NounEdit

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

  1. driver, motorist
  2. conductor (transmitter of electricity, heat, light or sound)
  3. (Argentina, Uruguay) presenter; host (of television show)

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