duct


duct
duct 1640s, "course, direction," from L. ductus "a leading," pp. of ducere "to lead" (see DUKE (Cf. duke) (n.)). Anatomical sense is from 1660s. Meaning "conduit, channel" is 1713; that of "air tube in a structure" is from 1884.

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  • duct — [dukt] n. [ML ducta, conduit < L ductus, a leading, conducting, pp. of ducere, to lead < IE base * deuk , to pull > TOW1, TUG, L dux, leader] 1. a tube, channel, or canal through which a gas or liquid moves 2. a tube in the body for the… …   English World dictionary

  • Duct — (d[u^]kt), n. [L. ductus a leading, conducting, conduit, fr. ducere, ductum, to lead. See {Duke}, and cf. {Douche}.] 1. Any tube or canal by which a fluid or other substance is conducted or conveyed. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) One of the vessels… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • duct — [dʌkt] n [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: ductus, from ducere to lead ] 1.) a pipe or tube that liquids, air, ↑cables etc pass through ▪ Air is heated and then circulated through large ducts to all parts of the house. 2.) a narrow tube in your… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • duct — [ dʌkt ] noun count 1. ) a pipe or tube in a building that carries something such as air or protects wires: air conditioning ducts 2. ) a narrow tube that carries liquid inside your body or in an animal or plant: tear ducts a bile duct …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • duct — ► NOUN 1) a tube or passageway for air, cables, etc. 2) a vessel in the body for conveying lymph or glandular secretions. ► VERB ▪ convey through a duct. DERIVATIVES ducting noun. ORIGIN Latin ductus leading, aqueduct , from ducere lead …   English terms dictionary

  • duct — *channel, canal, conduit, aqueduct …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • duct — [n] channel, pipe aqueduct, canal, conduit, course, funnel, passage, tube, vessel, watercourse; concept 501 …   New thesaurus

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  • Duct — A duct may refer to: Duct (anatomy), various ducts in anatomy and physiology Duct (HVAC), for transfer of air between spaces in a structure Duct tape, a kind of adhesive tape Ducted fan, motor for aircraft Electrical bus duct, a metal enclosure… …   Wikipedia