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

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

1. A conduit, channel, or tube, for the conveyance of water or other liquid.
2. A pipe or tube through which air is conveyed for cooling, ventilation, etc.
3. A conduit for an electric cable or the like.
4. A tube or canal in the animal body, by which the bodily fluids are conveyed.

Formerly used in a wide sense, so as to include the blood-vessels and alimentary canal, but now applied more strictly to the vessels conveying the chyle, lymph, and secretions.

1. A reference to metal that can be hammered out thin; malleable; flexible, pliable, not brittle.
2. Capable of being drawn out into wire or thread, tough; flexible, pliant; capable of being moulded or shaped; plastic.
3. Of persons, their dispositions, etc.: susceptible of being led or drawn; yielding readily to persuasion or instruction; tractable, pliable, pliant.
1. Capable of being hammered out thin, as certain metals; malleable.
2. Capable of being drawn out into wire or threads; such as, gold.
3. Able to undergo change of form without breaking.
4. Capable of being molded or shaped; such as, plastic.
An instrument for measuring the ductility of metals.
1. Capability of being extended by beating, drawn out into wire, worked upon, or bent; malleability, pliableness, flexibility.
2. Capability of being easily led or influenced; tractableness, docility.
A small duct.
ductus litterarum
The general shape and formation of letters and their combinations in manuscripts, the study of which may make possible the restoration of the true readings in a corrupt text.
A system of ducts for the conveyance of liquids, gases, etc.
A prince who rules a duchy, principality, or other small state.
1. The rank, position, or title of a duke.
2. Duchy.
educability (s) (noun), educabilities (pl)
The capacity for being taught: Sam's educability was shown through his high level of reading skills, the understanding of facts, and of good conduct and started school at an early age.
educable (adjective), more educable, most educable
Capable of being educated or taught: Some educable adults are still striving to learn more in their daily lives.

The elderly man is still an educable person despite his age.

educate (EJ uh kayt", EJ yoo kayt") (verb), educates; educated; educating
1. To give knowledge to or to develop the abilities of someone by teaching: Janet decided to study English and German at the university in order to educate students in these subjects in the high school.
2. To arrange schooling for someone: The Johnson’s wanted to have their son educated in a private school, because they thought it would be better than in a public school.
3. To train, to instruct, or to improve somebody's awareness about a particular field of study: There were certain weeks set aside in school for specialists to educate the children about eating properly and staying healthy.
4. Etymology: from Latin educatus, past participle of educare "to lead out"; from ex-, "out" + ducere, "to lead".
1. Having had a good education: "This is the writing of an educated person."
2. Showing good taste or refinement: "She always seemed to have a quiet educated attitude."
3. Having the benefit of experience or knowledge: "Those companies want an educated work force."
4. Showing evidence of schooling, training, or experience: "He was an educated man with an impressive career."
5. Having or exhibiting cultivation; cultured; such as, an educated manner.
6. Based on a certain amount of experience or factual knowledge: "We made an educated guess about what to do."
A person who receives instruction; a student.

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-.