duc-, -duce, -duct, -ducent, -ductor, -duction, -ductive, -ducer, -ducement, -ducation

(Latin: to lead, leading; bringing; to take; to draw along or out)

conduct (verb), conducts; conducted, conducting
1. The action of conducting or leading; guidance, leading.
2. Provision for guidance or conveyance; a company of attendants appointed to conduct a person safely on a journey; an escort, a convoy; a document granted to ensure safe passage; especially in “safe conduct“.
3. As a verb, the action or manner of conducting, directing, managing, or carrying on (any business, performance, process, course, etc.); direction, management.
4. The manner of conducting oneself or one’s life; behavior; usually with more or less reference to its moral quality (good or bad).
5. Etymology: from Latin conductus, past participle of conducere, "to lead or to bring together".
1. The conducting of liquid through a channel or pipe. Now chiefly applied to natural processes, e.g. the movement of sap in plants.
2. The transfer of heat between two parts of a stationary system, caused by a temperature difference between the parts.
3. The transmission or conveying of something through a medium or passage, especially the transmission of electric charge or heat through a conducting medium without perceptible motion of the medium itself.
4. The carrying of sound waves, electrons, heat, or nerve impulses by a nerve or other tissue in the body.
1. Having the quality, or power, of conducting heat or electricity or sound; exhibiting conductivity.
2. Transmitting, or able to transmit, energy, particularly heat or electricity.
3. A description of a cell that allows a physiological disturbance; such as, a nerve impulse to pass through it.
1. Conductive quality; power of conducting heat, electricity, etc.; especially, with reference to its degree.
2. The conductibility of a structure, especially the ability of a nerve to transmit a wave of excitation in the body.
An instrument for measuring conductivity.
The study or science of the measurement of conductivity; the process of such measurement.
conductor (s) (noun); conductors (pl)
1. A person, etc. who conducts, leads, guides, etc.; one who leads, guides, or escorts; a leader, guide.
2. The director of an orchestra or chorus, who indicates to the performers the rhythm, expression, etc., of the music by motions of a baton or of the hands.
3. An official who has charge of the passengers, collects fares, and generally directs the proceedings, on an omnibus, tram, or a railroad train.
4. Anything that conducts, leads, or guides; a channel by which water, etc. is conducted.
5. A substance having the property of conducting or permitting the passage of heat, electricity, or other form of energy.
6. A device or arrangement (e.g. a wire, rod, or the like) for conducting electricity; that part of a cable, etc., by which the electricity is conducted.
A woman who leads or directs; a woman conductor.
A class of musical composition, monophonic or polyphonic, practiced in the 12th and 13th centuries, and not normally based upon Gregorian chant.

It was originally associated with the procession in church, and its metrical Latin texts are devotional, moral, or political in content.

1. A pipe or channel that carries liquid to or from a place.
2. A pipe or tube that covers and protects electrical cables.
3. Someone or something that conveys information; especially, if in secret.
A product produced together with another product.
counterproductive (s) (adjective), more counterproductive, most counterproductive
1. Thwarting the achievement of an intended goal; tending to defeat one's purpose: Getting into more debt while trying to save money is counterproductive activity.
2. Producing problems or difficulties instead of helping to achieve a goal: A direct challenge to Harry's authority is likely to be a counterproductive activity.
3. Tending to hinder the achievement of goals in sports certainly involves counterproductive efforts by opposing players.
deduce (di DOOS, di DYOOS), deduces; deduced; deducing (verbs)
1. Reach a conclusion by reasoning; infer from a general rule or principle: The police officer deduced that the criminal was a man.

"The jury deduced that the accused was not guilty.

2. Trace the course, descent, or origin of: From the conversation with the woman, Charles deduced that she had a large family.
3. Coming to a conclusion, often without all the necessary or relevant information, but using what is known in a logical way.
1. To come to a conclusion, often without all the necessary or relevant information, but using what is known in a logical way.
2. To come to a conclusion by inference from a general principle.
3. A general term for reaching a conclusion based on evidence.
4. To trace the origin or derivation of; for example, a word or other piece of information.
That which can be deduced; inferable; collectible by reason from determined premises; consequential.

Cross references of word families related to "bear, carry, bring": -fer; ger-; later-, -lation; phoro-; port-.

A cross reference of word units that are related, directly and/or indirectly, with "tube, pipe": aulo-; can-, cann-; fistul-; siphon-; syringo-; tub-.