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Definition of the noun aqueduct

What does aqueduct mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: aqueducts

  1. a conduit that resembles a bridge but carries water over a valley
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: conduit = a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass
    • part: arch = a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it

Alternative definition of the noun aqueduct


  1. An artificial channel that is constructed to convey water from one location to another.
  2. A structure carrying water over a river or depression, especially in regards to ancient aqueducts.


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  3. "Aqueduct" is a composition.


Aqueduct, originally known as Water Wizard, is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics.


Aqueduct a.k.a. Monolith, California: Monolith is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California. It is located 4.5 miles east of Tehachapi, at an elevation of 3966 feet.


Aqueduct: An aqueduct is a watercourse constructed to convey water. In modern engineering, the term aqueduct is used for any system of pipes, ditches, canals, tunnels, and other structures used for this purpose. The term aqueduct also often refers specifically to a bridge on an artificial watercourse. The word is derived from the Latin aqua and ducere. Aqueducts were used by the Ancient Greeks, Ancient Egyptians, and Romans. In modern times, the largest aqueducts of all have been built in the United States to supply the country's biggest cities. The simplest aqueducts are small ditches cut into the earth. Much larger channels may be used in modern aqueducts. Aqueducts sometimes run for some or all of their path through tunnels constructed underground. Modern aqueducts may also use pipelines. Historically, agricultural societies have constructed aqueducts to irrigate crops and supply large cities with drinking water.

Phrases with Aqueduct

  1. sylvian aqueduct
  2. cerebral aqueduct

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Aqueduct

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Google previewEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (2014)

Although the aqueduct is the narrowest portion of the ventricular system, CSF normally flows through this narrow channel with little impedance. The first...

Embryologically, the aqueduct is a remnant of the mesencephalon's neural tube.

Google previewMedical Neurobiology (2011)

by Peggy Mason, PhD

Surrounding the aqueduct is the periaqueductal gray (PAG), a region that is important in coordinating homeostatic behaviors. The trochlear nucleus (N IV) is a small nucleus nestled within the medial longitudinal fasciculus (mlf) that, along with ...

Google previewIntracranial Pressure and Brain Monitoring XIV (2012)

by Martin Schuhmann, Marek Czosnyka

Abstract The “cochlear” aqueduct is a narrow channel connecting the subarachnoid and intralabyrinthine spaces. Through this communication, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure variations are transmitted to the intralabyrinthine space and ...

Google previewOff the Tourist Trail: 1,000 Unexpected Travel Alternatives (2009)

by DK

Practical Information Getting There and Around The aqueduct is a short walk from Merida's old center. There is an airport at nearby Badajoz, but your best bet is Seville or Madrid. There are five trains a day from Madrid and one from Seville.

Google previewDetection of Englanf Lead in the Dc Drinking Water System

Washington Aqueduct is a wholesaler that serves approximately 1,000,000 people in our service area of the District of Columbia, Arlington County and Falls Church. We do not bill on a household basis and are unable to provide costs on that ...

Google previewKaufman's Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists (2012)

by David Myland Kaufman, Mark J Milstein

The gray area surrounding the aqueduct is the periaqueductal gray. d. The sixth cranial nerve nuclei are located in the pons and are also not included in this picture. e-3. The third cranial nerve nuclei, like most other brainstem motor nuclei, are ...

Google previewCritical Urban Infrastructure Handbook (2014)

by Masanori Hamada

Aqueduct An aqueduct is a below-ground tunnel or above-ground open or closed channel that conveys raw water from the dam to the water treatment or “ purification” plant. There are several methods to convey raw water through ...

Google previewAdvanced Engineering and Technology (2014)

Proceedings of the 2014 Annual Congress on Advanced Engineering and Technology (CAET 2014), Hong Kong, 19-20 April 2014 by Liquan Xie, Dianjian Huang

Xiang Lu, Cong Li, Yong Ye & Yu Zhao College of Hydraulic & Environmental Engineering, Three Gorges University, Yichang, Hubei, China ABSTRACT: Aqueduct is a kind of bridge type overlapping buildings surmounting other constructions ...

Google previewGlossary: Irrigation, Drainage, Hydrology And Watershed Management (2004)

by R. T. Thokal, A.G. Powar, D.M. Mahale, R.T. Thokal, D. M. Mahale, A. G. Powar

Aqueduct: An aqueduct is a type of cross-drainage work constructed on a canal when the canal is taken over the drainage and the flow in the drainage culvert (or barrel) is open channel flow. lf the flow is the drainage culvert (or barrel) is pipe ...

Google previewDictionary of Daily Life of Indians of the Americas (1981)

At Palenque, a Maya site in the present Mexican state of Chiapas that was occupied between AD 300 and 900, there are remains of an underground vaulted aqueduct, apparently built to divert a stream beneath a ceremonial structure.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders and Birth Defects (2009)

by James Wynbrandt, Mark D. Ludman

enlarged vestibular aqueduct syndrome (EVA; dilated vestibular aqueduct [DVA]; vestibular aqueduct syndrome) ...

Google previewKnight's American Mechanical Dictionary (1884)

A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering; History of Inventions; General Technological Vocabulary; and Digest of Mechanical Appliances in Science and the Arts by Edward Henry Knight

AQUEDUCT. by a flag-stone, and its position indicated by a small monument projecting above the surface; these are for the purpose of obtaining entrance or increasing the ventilation if necessary. Where the line of the work was intersected by ...

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Scrabble value of A1Q10U1E1D2U1C3T1

The value of this 8-letter word is 20 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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