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ducting

[duhk-ting] /ˈdʌk tɪŋ/
noun
1.
2.
materials for making ducts.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; duct + -ing1

duct

[duhkt] /dʌkt/
noun
1.
any tube, canal, pipe, or conduit by which a fluid, air, or other substance is conducted or conveyed.
2.
Anatomy, Zoology. a tube, canal, or vessel conveying a body fluid, especially a glandular secretion or excretion.
3.
Botany. a cavity or vessel formed by elongated cells or by many cells.
4.
Electricity. a single enclosed runway for conductors or cables.
5.
Printing. (in a press) the reservoir for ink.
verb (used with object)
6.
to convey or channel by means of a duct or ducts:
Heat from the oven is ducted to the outside.
Origin
1640-50; < Latin ductus conveyance (of water), hence channel (in ML), equivalent to duc- (variant stem of dūcere to lead) + -tus suffix of verbal action
Related forms
ductless, adjective
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Examples for ducting
  • And when it storms, shift the airstream to ducting from outside, or close the server room off altogether.
  • The following types of energy recovery systems require side-by-side exhaust and supply ducting.
  • Also, dryer venting tends to sag, if it is not guided through the rafters with rigid ducting.
  • New ducting installed by the contractor is not allowed to have any leaks even if it is no longer accessible.
  • Nonmetallic ducting is used to create these complex parts because it is much less expensive to fabricate than aluminum ducting.
  • In some cases, hot piping and ducting were never insulated.
British Dictionary definitions for ducting

duct

/dʌkt/
noun
1.
a tube, pipe, or canal by means of which a substance, esp a fluid or gas, is conveyed
2.
any bodily passage, esp one conveying secretions or excretions
3.
a narrow tubular cavity in plants, often containing resin or some other substance
4.
Also called conduit. a channel or pipe carrying electric cable or wires
5.
a passage through which air can flow, as in air conditioning
6.
the ink reservoir in a printing press
Derived Forms
ductless, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin ductus a leading (in Medieval Latin: aqueduct), from dūcere to lead
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Word Origin and History for ducting

duct

n.

1640s, "course, direction," from Latin ductus "a leading," past participle of ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)). Anatomical sense is from 1660s. Meaning "conduit, channel" is 1713; that of "air tube in a structure" is from 1884.

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ducting in Medicine

duct (dŭkt)
n.
A tubular bodily canal or passage, especially one for carrying a glandular secretion such as bile.


duct·al adj.
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ducting in Science
duct
  (dŭkt)   
A tube or tubelike structure through which something flows, especially a tube in the body for carrying a fluid secreted that is by a gland.
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