[Word-ology] Conductor= Con+Duct+Or

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Before today’s learning, let’s check the answers to the last episode.

1. bisect=bi-[in two]+i-[connective]+sect-[cut]

Definition: to divide sth into two equal parts

2. dissect=dis-[apart]+sect-[cut]

Definition: to divide sth into smaller pieces, areas, etc

Today, we are going to learn a new etymon duct‘ with the word conductor. The etymonduct means lead” and it is an important component in many words!

7.31 Word-ology

The word consists of two meaningful etyma. The first “con” means “together” and the second “duct” means ”lead”.or” tells us that this word is a noun and relates to a specific kind of person, or an object. By combining them together, we can easily deduce that the meaning of the word “conductor” is “(an object) lead some substances together”.

And in Oxford Advanced Learning Dictionary, “conductor” means “a substance that allows electricity or heat to pass along it or through it , which is highly similar to what we’ve deduced.

Here’s an example to use “conductor“:

Wood is a poor conductor.

Now it’s your time to figure out the meanings of the following words!



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