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conduit

Botany a water-transporting element in a plant; a xylem vessel or a tracheid

Conduit

Any round, tubelike enclosure to protect insulated electrical wires from external mechanical damage. Conductors are pulled through by fishtape and connected to outlet boxes and fixtures. Flexible conduit consists of a spiral of flexible interlocking aluminum through which wires can be run. Rigid conduit consists of straight sections of aluminum, steel, or plastic pipe joined by fittings, which can be bent into curved sections. Thin wall conduit consists of steel tubing with a thinner wall than rigid conduit, which can be used where damage potential is minimal.

conduit

[′kän·də·wət]
(electricity)
Solid or flexible metal or other tubing through which insulated electric wires are run.
(engineering)
Any channel or pipe for conducting the flow of water or other fluid.
(geology)
A water-filled underground passage that is always under hydrostatic pressure.

conduit

1. A tube or pipe used to protect electric wiring.
2. A tube or pipe used for conveying fluid.
3. Any channel intended for the conveyance of water, whether open or closed.
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The 20-page guide details the different hazardous area classifications and zones and outlines the company's flexible conduit systems that can be used in such areas.
Designed to be liquid-tight and boasting high tensile strength, the new conduit is resistant to corrosion and high heat, making it ideal for a number of applications.
us), $500,001 from the total profits Conduit claimed it received.
The HDPE conduit is ecologically efficient during manufacturing.
An illustration of the ability of a high-volume mortgage intermediary like Meridian to deliver conduit financing for relatively small loans is our deal on 239 Knickerbocker Avenue in Brooklyn.
Coventry Crown Court heard how Conduit, 27, of Clarence Street, Nuneaton, had duped his victim by flashing his court enforcement officer's badge.
The major current market for Fireguard LSZH conduit compounds is in Europe, where regulations favor plastic replacement of metal conduit and smoke-toxicity limits are particalarly stringent.
A significant impediment to any audit program was the fact that the taxpayer subject to audit was the bond-holder, whereas the facts relating to whether tax-exempt bonds qualified for exemption under the Code were in the hands of the governmental issuer or the conduit borrower.
Cut a piece of 1/2-inch conduit to go between the two legs to act as a stiffener and weld everything up making sure your wheels will fit between the two outside pieces.
The refractory-lined bottom surface of the furnace charger provides an air seal so that the gas can supply a positive pressure inside the conduit that causes the flow of oxygen-laden air and gas to exit from the top of the conduit.
A backhoe operator was lifting concrete from a sidewalk for construction work and was probing for the depth of the conduit to work around it when he hit it, a Los Angeles County Fire Department official said.
Not surprisingly, the mind-set of a conduit lender varies considerably from that of an insurance company Because the conduit lender will be selling its mortgage for inclusion in a CMBS offering, it regards the mortgage as a trade.