Aqueduct

Man-made conduits for carrying water over long distances, usually by means of gravity, particularly structures that include channels and elevated sections on bridgelike structures, optimized by the Romans and based on inventions of earlier cultures. .

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aqueduct
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aqueduct bridges
canal aqueducts
canal bridges
aquaducten Dutch
aquaduct Dutch
aqueducs French
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Man-made conduits for carrying water over long distances, usually by means of gravity, particularly structures that include channels and elevated sections on bridgelike structures, optimized by the Romans and based on inventions of earlier cultures. The term derives from Latin aqua, meaning "water," and ducere, meaning "to lead." In modern engineering, the term refers to any system of pipes, ditches, canals, tunnels, and supporting structures used to convey water from its source to its main distribution point.

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  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300006165. The J. Paul Getty Trust.