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electric circuit

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(Electronics) physics another name for circuit3a
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Noun1.electric circuit - an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flowelectric circuit - an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
bridge circuit, bridge - a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
bridged-T - a circuit consisting of a T-network with an additional shunt bridging the two series circuits
capacitor, condenser, electrical condenser, capacitance - an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge
choke, choke coil, choking coil - a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current
closed circuit, loop - a complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulates
computer circuit - a circuit that is part of a computer
delay line - a circuit designed to introduce a calculated delay into the transmission of a signal
electrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricity
electronic equipment - equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)
feedback circuit, feedback loop - a circuit that feeds back some of the output to the input of a system
flip-flop - an electronic circuit that can assume either of two stable states
clipper, limiter - (electronics) a nonlinear electronic circuit whose output is limited in amplitude; used to limit the instantaneous amplitude of a waveform (to clip off the peaks of a waveform); "a limiter introduces amplitude distortion"
data link, link - an interconnecting circuit between two or more locations for the purpose of transmitting and receiving data
open circuit - an incomplete electrical circuit in which no current flows
pulse timing circuit - a circuit that times pulses
electrical relay, relay - electrical device such that current flowing through it in one circuit can switch on and off a current in a second circuit
resistor, resistance - an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current
resonant circuit, resonator - an electrical circuit that combines capacitance and inductance in such a way that a periodic electric oscillation will reach maximum amplitude
series circuit - a circuit having its parts connected serially
short circuit, short - accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
electrical shunt, shunt, bypass - a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current
squelch circuit, squelcher, squelch - an electric circuit that cuts off a receiver when the signal becomes weaker than the noise
tank circuit - an oscillatory circuit
T-network - a circuit formed by two equal series circuits with a shunt between them
electron tube, thermionic tube, thermionic vacuum tube, thermionic valve, vacuum tube, tube - electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope
wiring - a circuit of wires for the distribution of electricity
References in classic literature ?
It was as though the contact closed an electric circuit that instantaneously vitalized the quiet clod that had lain motionless so long.
Which four-letter word, beginning with "F", means to combine or blend together by melting, and a safety device that protects an electric circuit from becoming overloaded?
The 30-year-old Bahraini was arrested after he placed the device, which was made from a light bulb connected to an electric circuit and wires, in Jid Ali in November last year.
The company Seamless Waves is negotiating with a number of specialised Egyptian companies in the semiconductor sector to contribute to the new electric circuit design created by the company.
When a saber touches an opponent's conductive gear, it creates an electric circuit, a closed loop through which electricity can move.
It offers data transfer up to 200Mbps over a household electric circuit for up to 300 meters.
He assumes students to have a working knowledge of electric circuit analysis and basic electronics.
The cause of fire according to initial investigation was due to electric circuit.
A circuit breaker is an electrical switch used to protect an electric circuit from short-circuiting and overloading.
The boiler burst out due to an electric circuit failure, according to chief of emergency service in the city, Maj.
Nine kilograms of explosive materials, electric circuit, remote control and weapons were recovered from them, police said.
We are aware that when conduction noise appears in an electric circuit along transmission lines, we experience the appearance of radiation noise from the transmission lines simultaneously.