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Definition of conductor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    conductor

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    noun
    BrE BrE//kənˈdʌktə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈdʌktər//
     
    Electronics, People in motoring, Train and bus travel, People in the music world
     
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  1. 1a person who stands in front of an orchestra, a group of singers etc., and directs their performance, especially somebody who does this as a profession the principal conductor of the San Francisco Symphony See related entries: People in the music world
  2. 2 (British English also guard) a person who is in charge of a train and travels with it, but does not drive it See related entries: Train and bus travel
  3. 3 (British English) a person whose job is to collect money from passengers on a bus or train or check their tickets a bus conductor See related entries: People in motoring
  4. 4(physics) a substance that allows electricity or heat to pass along it or through it Wood is a poor conductor. See related entries: Electronics
  5. see also lightning conductor
    Word Origin late Middle English (denoting a military leader): via Old French from Latin conductor, from conducere ‘bring together’.
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