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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin ductus, noun use of past participle of dūcō (I lead, draw). Compare douit. Also via Medieval Latin ductus, a conveyance (of water); hence, a channel; which itself has the first mentioned etymology.

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duct (plural ducts)

  1. A pipe, tube or canal which carries gas or liquid from one place to another.
    heating and air-conditioning ducts
  2. An enclosure or channel for electrical cable runs.
  3. (obsolete) Guidance; direction.
    • Henry Hammond
      [] otherwise to express His care and love to mankind, viz., in giving and consigning to them His written word for a rule and constant director of life, not leaving them to the duct of their own inclinations.

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duct (third-person singular simple present ducts, present participle ducting, simple past and past participle ducted)

  1. To channel something through a duct (or series of ducts)