conductor
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /kənˈdʌktɚ/
Noun
  1. One who conducts or leads; a guide; a director.
    • Zeal, the blind conductor of the will.
  2. (music) A person who conducts an orchestra, choir or other music ensemble; a professional whose occupation is conducting.
  3. A person who takes tickets on public transportation and also helps passengers
    train conductor; tram conductor
  4. Something that can transmit electricity, heat, light or sound.
  5. (mathematics) An ideal of a ring that measures how far it is from being integrally closed
    • 1988, F van Oystaeyen, Lieven Le Bruyn, Perspectives in ring theory
      If c is the conductor ideal for R in R then prime ideals not containing c correspond to localizations yielding discrete valuation rings.
  6. A grooved sound or staff used for directing instruments, such as lithontriptic forceps; a director.
  7. (architecture) A leader.
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