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aqueduct


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aqueduct  \Aq"ue*duct\,  n.  [F.  aqueduc,  OF  aqueduct  (Cotgr.), 
  fr  L.  aquaeductus  aquae,  gen.  of  aqua  water  +  ductus  a 
  leading,  ducere  to  lead.  See  {Aqua},  {Duke}.] 
  1.  A  conductor,  conduit,  or  artificial  channel  for  conveying 
  water,  especially  one  for  supplying  large  cities  with 
  water. 
 
  Note:  The  term  is  also  applied  to  a  structure  (similar  to  the 
  ancient  aqueducts),  for  conveying  a  canal  over  a  river 
  or  hollow;  more  properly  called  an  aqueduct  bridge. 
 
  2.  (Anat.)  A  canal  or  passage;  as  the  aqueduct  of  Sylvius  a 
  channel  connecting  the  third  and  fourth  ventricles  of  the 
  brain. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aqueduct 
  n  :  resembles  a  bridge  but  carries  water  over  a  valley 




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