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con•duct



Pronunciation: (
n.kon'dukt;
v.kun-dukt'),
[key]
n.
1. personal behavior; way of acting; bearing or deportment.
2. direction or management; execution: the conduct of a business.
3. the act of conducting; guidance; escort: The curator's conduct through the museum was informative.
4. Obs.a guide; an escort.

v.t.
1. to behave or manage (oneself): He conducted himself well.
2. to direct in action or course; manage; carry on: to conduct a meeting; to conduct a test.
3. to direct (an orchestra, chorus, etc.) as leader.
4. to lead or guide; escort: to conduct a tour.
5. to serve as a channel or medium for (heat, electricity, sound, etc.): Copper conducts electricity.

v.i.
1. to lead.
2. to act as conductor, esp. of a musical group.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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