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Meaning of conduct

con•duct

Pronunciation: (n.kon'duktv.k&schwan&sylpdukt'), [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. a guide; an escort.
—v.t.
  1. to behave or manage (oneself&hasp;): 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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