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[kuh n-doo-siv, -dyoo-] /kənˈdu sɪv, -ˈdyu-/
tending to produce; contributive; helpful; favorable (usually followed by to):
Good eating habits are conducive to good health.
Origin of conducive
1640-50; conduce + -ive
Related forms
conduciveness, noun
nonconducive, adjective
nonconduciveness, noun
unconducive, adjective
unconducively, adverb
unconduciveness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for conducive
  • These factors combined isn't really conducive to a vibrant culture and history.
  • The weather is pretty conducive to milkshake-drinking, too.
  • Briefly discuss what types of physical settings are more conducive to agricultural and urban development.
  • It's important for each individual to adopt methods that he/she feels are conducive to them.
  • When one senses that he is not of the prevailing ideology the atmosphere is hardly conducive to an open exchange of ideas for him.
  • They're equally conducive to silly goofing off as they are to serious real-time collaboration.
  • But the idea that there may be zones within the galaxy that are particularly conducive to life is a much newer idea.
  • The current political climate is not conducive to having scientific arguments heard before political decisions are made.
  • Lasting change is about creating conducive environments for learning and business.
  • We have a dark side that is not conducive to survival but our extinction.
British Dictionary definitions for conducive


when postpositive, foll by to. contributing, leading, or tending
Derived Forms
conduciveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for conducive

1640s, from conduce + -ive.

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