aqueduct

(Learning Modules / Mathematics / Bridges) A channel carrying water from its source (a lake or spring) to where it is needed. The gradient of an aqueduct has to be extraordinarily constant (typically to within 10cm per km of aqueduct) for the flow to be reliable.

aqueduct

An artificial channel for carrying water over a long distance as a system of pipes and channels to supply clean water to Roman cities or towns. Frontinus, a 1st century AD water commissioner, estimated that, every 24 hours, aqueducts supplied 1,000 million litres of water to Rome. Throughout the Empire, 500 miles of aqueducts were built. The Romans…...

Aqueduct

A system of pipes and channels which brings clean water into towns

aqueduct

Type: Term Pronunciation: ak′we-dŭkt Definitions: 1. A conduit or canal. Synonyms: aqueductus
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Aqueduct

originally invented by the Etruscans and modified by the Romans, the aqueduct is a channel or conduit the conducts water over long distances usually by means of gravity.
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aqueduct

[n] - a conduit that resembles a bridge but carries water over a valley
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Aqueduct

A channel designed to transport water from a remote source, usually by gravity. See also: Water.
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Aqueduct

A channel, cut into the ground or raised in a chute, to carry water (Latin aqua-) from a source, via zigzags and following a slightly sloping downward path (to keep it moving) to a point of dispersal, usually for drinking. The distance of aqueducts may vary substantially. These are common for Roman forts, e.g. Great Chesters, Northumberland and at ...
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Aqueduct

Aqueduct: A channel for the passage of fluid.
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Aqueduct

Aq'ue·duct noun [ French aqueduc , Old French aqueduct (Cotgr.), from Latin aquaeductus ; aquae , gen. of aqua water + ductus a leading, ducere to lead. See Aqua , Duke .] 1. A conductor, conduit, or artificial channel for con...
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aqueduct

1. A conductor, conduit, or artificial channel for conveying water, especially one for supplying large cities with water. ... The term is also applied to a structure (similar to the ancient aqueducts), for conveying a canal over a river or hollow; more properly called an aqueduct bridge. ... 2. <anatomy> A canal or passage; as, the aqueduct o...
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aqueduct

noun a conduit that resembles a bridge but carries water over a valley
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aqueduct

(ak´wә-dukt″) any canal or passage. cerebral aqueduct a narrow channel in the midbrain connecting the third and fourth ventricles and containing cerebrospinal fluid. cochlear aqueduct a small canal that interconnects the scala tympani with the s...
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Aqueduct

• (n.) A conductor, conduit, or artificial channel for conveying water, especially one for supplying large cities with water. • (n.) A canal or passage; as, the aqueduct of Sylvius, a channel connecting the third and fourth ventricles of the brain.
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aqueduct

man-made conduit for carrying water (Latin aqua, `water,` and ducere, `to lead`). In a more restricted sense, aqueducts are structures used to ... [6 related articles]
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aqueduct

aqueduct 1. An artificial channel for the conveyance or conducting of water from place to place; a conduit; especially, an elevated structure of masonry used for this purpose. 2. A bridgelike structure that carries a water conduit or canal across a valley or over a river. 3. In physiology, a name given to several small canals through which liquids...
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Aqueduct

An aqueduct is an artificial channel or conduit for the conveyance of water from one place to another: more particularly the term is applied to structures for conveying water from distant sources for the supply of large cities. Aqueducts were extensively used by the Romans, and many of them still remain in different places on the Continent of Europ...
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Aqueduct

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aqueduct

aqueduct (ăk'wudŭkt) [Lat.,=conveyor of water], channel or trough built to convey water, chiefly for providing a densely populated region with a supply of freshwater. The flow in aqueducts is ordinarily by means of gravity, although pumps are often used. Some aqueducts consist of tun...
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Aqueduct

An aqueduct is a channel in which water flows by gravity.
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aqueduct

Click images to enlargeAny artificial channel or conduit for water, originally applied to water supply tunnels, but later used to refer to elevated structures of stone, wood, or iron carrying navigable canals across valleys. One of the first great aqueducts was built in 691 BC, carrying water for 80 km/50 mi to Nineva...
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aqueduct

Latin aqua = water, and ductus = drawn or led off, hence a channel for conducting fluid, e.g. the cerebral aqueduct of the midbrain, which transmits fluid from the 3rd to the 4th ventricle.
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Aqueduct

A man-made channel built to carry water from one location to another.
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Aqueduct

A system of pipes and channels which brings clean water into towns
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aqueduct

a pipe, conduit, or channel designed to transport water from a remote source, usually by gravity.
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