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"conductor" in British English

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conductornoun [C]

uk   /kənˈdʌk.tər/  us   /-tɚ/
  • conductor noun [C] (PUBLIC TRANSPORT)

US (UK guard) a ​railwayofficial who ​travels on and is ​responsible for a ​train UK someone whose ​job is to ​selltickets on a ​bus, ​train, or other ​publicvehicle
  • conductor noun [C] (SUBSTANCE)

a ​substance that ​allowsheat or ​electricity to go through it: Metal is a good conductor of ​heat.
(Definition of conductor from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"conductor" in American English

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conductornoun [C]

 us   /kənˈdʌk·tər/
a ​person who is in ​charge on a ​train or other ​publicvehicle and also ​sells or ​checkstickets
  • conductor noun [C] (MUSIC)

a ​person who ​directs the ​performance of ​musicians or a ​piece of ​music, esp. by an ​orchestra: He’s the conductor of the Toronto Symphony.
  • conductor noun [C] (ALLOWING THROUGH)

physics, chemistry a ​substance that ​conductselectricity or ​heat
(Definition of conductor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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