conductor
noun Date: 15th century one that conducts: as a. guide b. a collector of fares in a public conveyance c. the leader of a musical ensemble d. (1) a material or object that permits an electric current to flow easily — compare insulator, semiconductor (2) a material capable of transmitting another form of energy (as heat or sound) • conductorial adjective

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  • conductor — CONDUCTÓR, OÁRE, conductori, oare, adj., subst. 1. adj., s.n. (Corp sau material) care prezintă conductibilitate electrică sau conductibilitate termică. ♢ Conductor electric = piesă cu conductanţă mare, folosită pentru realizarea circuitelor… …   Dicționar Român

  • Conductor — Con*duct or (k[o^]n*d[u^]k t[ e]r), n. [LL., a carrier, transporter, L., a lessee.] 1. One who, or that which, conducts; a leader; a commander; a guide; a manager; a director. [1913 Webster] Zeal, the blind conductor of the will. Dryden. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conductor — conductor, ra (Del lat. conductor, ōris). 1. adj. Que conduce. U. t. c. s.) 2. Fís. Dicho de un cuerpo: Que conduce el calor o la electricidad. U. t. c. s.) conductor de embajadores. m. ant. introductor de embajadores. conductor eléctrico. m. Fís …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • conductor — conductor, ra adjetivo 1. Que conduce o guía: la idea conductora de la obra. sustantivo masculino,f. 1. Persona que conduce un vehículo: el conductor del coche, el conductor del tren. sustantivo masculino 1 …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • conductor — 1520s, one who leads or guides, from M.Fr. conductour (14c., O.Fr. conduitor), from L. conductor one who hires, contractor, in L.L. a carrier, from conductus, pp. of conducere (see CONDUCE (Cf. conduce)). Earlier in same sense was conduitour… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Conductor — (lat., Führer, Leiter), 1) so v. w. Conducteur; 2) Hauptbestandtheil der Elektrisirmaschine u. des Elektrophors, s. b.; 3) Maschine, um Personen mit Knochenbrüchen bequem transportiren zu können; 4) Instrument, das bei einer chirurgischen… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Conductor — (lat.), Mieter, Pächter (s. Miete und Pacht). S. Konduktor …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Conductor — Conductor, lat., bei der Elektrisirmaschine der Leiter, welcher der Scheibe oder dem Cylinder zunächst angebracht ist; jeder Leiter zur Aufnahme der Elektricität …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • conductor — Cualquier sustancia a través de la cual fluyen los electrones con facilidad. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • conductor — I index chairman, guardian II index lessee III index procurator …   Law dictionary

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