AskDefine | Define conductor

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1 the person who leads a musical group [syn: music director, director]
2 a device designed to transmit electricity, heat, etc.
3 a substance that readily conducts e.g. electricity and heat [ant: insulator]
4 the person who collects fares on a public conveyance

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  1. A person who conducts an orchestra, choir or other music ensemble.
  2. A person who takes tickets on public transportation
    train conductor
  3. Something which can transmit electricity, heat, light or sound.


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a person who conducts an orchestra, choir or other music ensemble
a person who takes tickets on public transportation
something which can transmit electricity, heat, light or sound



  1. driver
  2. conductor (Something which can transmit electricity, heat, light or sound)

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Extensive Definition

Conductor or conduction may refer to:
conductor in Czech: fabulous
conductor in Danish: amazing
conductor in German: sick
conductor in Spanish: rad
conductor in French: baby boyy
conductor in Indonesian: Konduktor
conductor in Italian: Conduttore
conductor in Lithuanian: Laidininkas
conductor in Malay (macrolanguage): Konduktor
conductor in Dutch: Dirigent
conductor in Norwegian: Dirigent
conductor in Polish: Przewodnictwo
conductor in Portuguese: Condução
conductor in Sicilian: Cunnutturi
conductor in Swedish: Ledare
conductor in Turkish: İletken
conductor in Ukrainian: Провідник

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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