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Topic: PHYSICS

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: conductus, past participle of conducere; CONDUCE

conduct

1 verb
     
con‧duct1 S3 W2
1

carry out

[transitive] to carry out a particular activity or process, especially in order to get information or prove facts
conduct a survey/investigation/review etc
We are conducting a survey of consumer attitudes towards organic food.
conduct an experiment/a test
Is it really necessary to conduct experiments on animals?
conduct a campaign
They conducted a campaign of bombings and assassinations.
conduct an interview
The interview was conducted in English.
The memorial service was conducted by the Rev. David Prior.
It was the first time that I had conducted business in Brazil.
2

music

[intransitive and transitive]APM to stand in front of a group of musicians or singers and direct their playing or singing [↪ conductor]
conduct an orchestra/choir
The orchestra is conducted by John Williams.
Who will be conducting?
3

behave

conduct yourself

formal to behave in a particular way, especially in a situation where people judge you by the way you behave:
The players conducted themselves impeccably, both on and off the field.
4

electricity/heat

[transitive]HP if something conducts electricity or heat, it allows electricity or heat to travel along or through it [↪ conductor]:
Aluminium, being a metal, readily conducts heat.
5

show somebody something

[transitive always + adverb/preposition] formal to take or lead someone somewhere
conduct somebody to something
On arrival, I was conducted to the commandant's office.
conducted tour (of something) (=a tour of a building, city, or area with someone who tells you about that place)
a conducted tour of Berlin
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