con·duit (kŏnd-ĭt, -dĭt)
1. A pipe or channel for conveying fluids, such as water.
2. A tube or duct for enclosing electric wires or cable.
3. A means by which something is transmitted: an arms dealer who served as a conduit for intelligence data.
4. Archaic A fountain.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin conductus, from Latin, past participle of condūcere, to lead together; see CONDUCE.]
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