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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Zeal,  the  blind  conductor  of  the  will  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  One  in  charge  of  a  public  conveyance,  as  of  a  railroad 
  train  or  a  street  car  [U.  S.] 
 
  3.  (Mus.)  The  leader  or  director  of  an  orchestra  or  chorus. 
 
  4.  (Physics)  A  substance  or  body  capable  of  being  a  medium 
  for  the  transmission  of  certain  forces,  esp.  heat  or 
  electricity;  specifically,  a  lightning  rod. 
 
  5.  (Surg.)  A  grooved  sound  or  staff  used  for  directing 
  instruments,  as  lithontriptic  forceps,  etc.;  a  director. 
 
  6.  (Arch.)  Same  as  {Leader}. 
 
  {Prime  conductor}  (Elec.),  the  largest  conductor  of  an 
  electrical  machine,  serving  to  collect,  accumulate,  or 
  retain  the  electricity. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conductor 
  n  1:  the  person  who  leads  a  musical  group  [syn:  {music  director}, 
  {director}] 
  2:  a  substance  that  readily  conducts  e.g.  electricity  and  heat 
  [ant:  {insulator}] 
  3:  the  person  who  collects  fares  on  a  public  conveyance 
  4:  a  device  designed  to  transmit  electricity,  heat,  etc 




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