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logic gate

n.
A mechanical, optical, or electronic system that performs a logical operation on an input signal.
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Noun1.logic gate - a computer circuit with several inputs but only one output that can be activated by particular combinations of inputs
AND circuit, AND gate - a circuit in a computer that fires only when all of its inputs fire
computer circuit - a circuit that is part of a computer
NAND circuit, NAND gate - a logic gate that produces an output that is the inverse of the output of an AND gate
OR circuit, OR gate - a gate circuit in a computer that fires when any of its inputs fire
XOR circuit, X-OR circuit, XOR gate - gate for exclusive OR; a circuit in a computer that fires only if only one of its inputs fire
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