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Canal vs. Aqueduct

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  • Canal (noun)

    An artificial waterway or artificially improved river used for travel, shipping, or irrigation.

  • Canal (noun)

    A tubular channel within the body.

  • Canal (noun)

    One of the faint, hazy markings resembling straight lines on early telescopic images of the surface of Mars.

  • Canal (verb)

    To dig an artificial waterway in or to (a place), especially for drainage

  • Canal (verb)

    To travel along a canal by boat

  • Aqueduct (noun)

    An artificial channel that is constructed to convey water from one location to another.

  • Aqueduct (noun)

    A structure carrying water over a river or depression, especially in regards to ancient aqueducts.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Canal (noun)

    An artificial channel filled with water and designed for navigation, or for irrigating land, etc.

  • Canal (noun)

    A tube or duct; as, the alimentary canal; the semicircular canals of the ear.

  • Canal (noun)

    A long and relatively narrow arm of the sea, approximately uniform in width; - used chiefly in proper names; as, Portland Canal; Lynn Canal.

  • Aqueduct (noun)

    A conductor, conduit, or artificial channel for conveying water, especially one for supplying large cities with water.

  • Aqueduct (noun)

    A canal or passage; as, the aqueduct of Sylvius, a channel connecting the third and fourth ventricles of the brain.

Webster Dictionary
  • Canal (noun)

    (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion

  • Canal (noun)

    a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance;

    "the tear duct was obstructed"

    "the alimentary canal"

    "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"

  • Canal (noun)

    long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation

  • Canal (verb)

    provide (a city) with a canal

  • Aqueduct (noun)

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

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