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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
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It was as though the contact closed an electric circuit that instantaneously vitalized the quiet clod that had lain motionless so long.
The cause of fire according to initial investigation was due to electric circuit.
The boiler burst out due to an electric circuit failure, according to chief of emergency service in the city, Maj.
He then handed me the bomb, which was a fire extinguisher connected to an electric circuit, and we placed it in a bag and took it to a building under construction in Demistan.
Nine kilograms of explosive materials, electric circuit, remote control and weapons were recovered from them, police said.
The metal ink has been developed from small sheets of copper that can be used to write a functioning, flexible electric circuit on regular printer paper.
He emitted dual pulses at an aluminum plate, a rusted clamp and an electric circuit.
He also listened to a technical report on how the terror explosion occurred in front of the mosque, in which initial information indicate that it occurred in the same method of explosions that took place in other areas through the use of two gas cylinders that were connected to electric circuit.
A flex circuit is a flexible wiring material consisting of an insulating film on which an electric circuit (conductor layer) is formed using copper foil.
Sachs (Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany) offers an overview of theoretical, implementation, and application aspects of low-power ultra-wideband (UWB) sensors, writing for students, engineers, and researchers with background in undergraduate mathematics, signal and system theory, electric circuit theory, and electromagnetic wave propagation.
He added Bahra Cables produces high, medium and low voltage cables which are fire resistant and do not emit smoke or toxic and suffocating gases in case of fire or electric circuit shortage.
Therefore, provided that an AlN nanotube is placed in an electric circuit, we can read an electrical signal as soon as a few formaldehyde molecules are adsorbed," Ahmadi, a member of the research group, said , describing the conceptual sensor's mechanism.