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conduct

[n. kon-duhkt; v. kuh n-duhkt] /n. ˈkɒn dʌkt; v. kənˈdʌkt/
noun
1.
personal behavior; way of acting; bearing or deportment.
2.
direction or management; execution:
the conduct of a business.
3.
the act of conducting; guidance; escort:
The curator's conduct through the museum was informative.
4.
Obsolete. a guide; an escort.
verb (used with object)
5.
to behave or manage (oneself):
He conducted himself well.
6.
to direct in action or course; manage; carry on:
to conduct a meeting; to conduct a test.
7.
to direct (an orchestra, chorus, etc.) as leader.
8.
to lead or guide; escort:
to conduct a tour.
9.
to serve as a channel or medium for (heat, electricity, sound, etc.):
Copper conducts electricity.
verb (used without object)
10.
to lead.
11.
to act as conductor, especially of a musical group.
Origin
late Middle English
1250-1300
1250-1300; late Middle English < Medieval Latin conductus escort, noun use of Latin conductus (past participle of condūcere to conduce), equivalent to con- con- + duc- lead + -tus past participle suffix; replacing Middle English conduyt(e) < Anglo-French < Latin as above; see conduit
Related forms
conductible, adjective
conductibility, noun
nonconductibility, noun
nonconductible, adjective
preconduct, verb (used with object)
reconduct, verb (used with object)
unconducted, adjective
unconductible, adjective
well-conducted, adjective
Synonyms
1. demeanor, comportment, actions, manners. See behavior. 2. guidance, administration. 5. deport, bear. 6. supervise, administer. 8. See guide.
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British Dictionary definitions for conducting

conduct

noun (ˈkɒndʌkt)
1.
the manner in which a person behaves; behaviour
2.
the way of managing a business, affair, etc; handling
3.
(rare) the act of guiding or leading
4.
(rare) a guide or leader
verb (kənˈdʌkt)
5.
(transitive) to accompany and guide (people, a party, etc) (esp in the phrase conducted tour)
6.
(transitive) to lead or direct (affairs, business, etc); control
7.
(transitive) to do or carry out: conduct a survey
8.
(transitive) to behave or manage (oneself): the child conducted himself well
9.
to control or guide (an orchestra, choir, etc) by the movements of the hands or a baton Also (esp US) direct
10.
to transmit (heat, electricity, etc): metals conduct heat
Derived Forms
conductible, adjective
conductibility, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Medieval Latin conductus escorted, from Latin: drawn together, from condūcere to conduce
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Word Origin and History for conducting

conduct

v.

early 15c., "to guide," from Latin conductus, past participle of conducere "to lead or bring together" (see conduce). Sense of "convey" is from early 15c.; that of "to direct, manage" is from 1630s; "to behave in a certain way" from c.1710; "to convey" from 1740. Related: Conducted; conducting. Earlier verb in the same sense was condyten (c.1400), related to conduit. The noun is from mid-15c., "guide" (in sauf conducte); sense of "behavior" is first recorded 1670s.

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conducting in Medicine

conduct con·duct (kən-dŭkt')
v. con·duct·ed, con·duct·ing, con·ducts
To act as a medium for conveying something such as heat or electricity. n.
(kŏn'dŭkt') The way a person acts, especially from the standpoint of morality.


con·duc'tive adj.
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