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.