Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Tending to cause or bring about; contributive: working conditions not conducive to productivity. See Synonyms at favorable.

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  • adj. Tending to contribute to, encourage, or bring about some result.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Loading or tending; helpful; contributive; tending to promote.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the quality of conducing, promoting, or furthering; tending to advance or bring about: with to.
  • Synonyms Helpful, contributing, promotive, furthersome.

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  • adj. tending to bring about; being partly responsible for

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Examples

  • Online journal articles are suitable for searching and extraction, but how conducive is a computer for reading a novel?

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  • Totally didn't expect the hot blonde chick to even know the word conducive let alone use it in a sentence.

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  • A corporate environment is hardly what I'd call conducive to a relaxing cuppa.

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  • Take Friday for example, a day that was marked by a complete lack of anything that could be described as conducive to a hearty and wholesome life, except for the tips which were great and warmed the cockles of my filthy black heart.

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  • At the news conference, there was as much if not more discussion of the school's athletic facilities as there was boilerplate praise of an environment intended to be "conducive" to learning.

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  • The term "conducive" was relative, as there could never be 100 percent conducive conditions for free and fair elections anywhere.

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  • Asked what "conducive" meant, Dlamini-Zuma said an assurance of his safety and his ability to lead a normal life in Haiti.

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  • Education is thankfully not often presented with such "conducive" conditions.

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  • Their lineup is kind of conducive to the way I pitch.

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  • The President said in his speech during the ceremony that creating a good investment climate by implementing bureaucratic reforms and "conducive" regional policies was an important factor to boost economic growth in regions.

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