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

     

    duct

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    noun
    BrE BrE//dʌkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dʌkt//
     
     
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  1. 1a pipe or tube carrying liquid, gas, electric or telephone wires, etc. a heating/ventilation duct Air flows through the ventilation ducts. They managed to get out of the building by crawling through a ventilation duct.
  2. 2a tube in the body or in plants through which liquid passes the bile duct
  3. Word Origin mid 17th cent. (in the sense ‘course’ or ‘direction’): from Latin ductus ‘leading, aqueduct’ from duct- ‘led’, from the verb ducere.
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