conducive
adjective Date: 1646 tending to promote or assist <
an atmosphere conducive to education
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conduciveness noun

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  • conducive — [[t]kəndju͟ːsɪv, AM du͟ːsɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, usu ADJ to n/ ing If one thing is conducive to another thing, it makes the other thing likely to happen. Make your bedroom as conducive to sleep as possible... Sometimes the home… …   English dictionary

  • conducive — adjective be conducive to formal if a situation is conducive to something such as work, rest etc, it provides conditions that make it easy for you to work etc: With so much noise outside, the room is hardly conducive to work …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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