conduct-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: a manner of behaving in a situation

Commentary: CONDUCT[+quality][+manner][+behavior][+in_situation]
NOTE: X's conduct -> X behaved in manner Y

The child's conduct in front of guests was intolerably rude.
They stated the police's conduct during the riot was not excessively forceful.
This book has tips to help improve the conduct of your pet.
People with manners obey a certain code of conduct. (they exhibit polite behavior)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: the act of managing an activity

Commentary: CONDUCT[+event][+management][+of_activity]
NOTE: X's conduct of Y -> X conducts/manages Y

He has taken over the conduct of the political campaign.
Her conduct of the company for the past five years has resulted in double-digit growth.
The commissioner's conduct of the investigation has been inept and possibly illegal.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)