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shunt

 (shŭnt)
n.
1. The act or process of turning aside or moving to an alternate course.
2. A railroad switch.
3. Electricity A low-resistance connection between two points in an electric circuit that forms an alternative path for a portion of the current. Also called bypass.
4. Medicine A passage between two natural body channels, such as blood vessels, especially one created surgically to divert or permit flow from one pathway or region to another; a bypass.
v. shunt·ed, shunt·ing, shunts
v.tr.
1. To turn or move aside or onto another course: shunting traffic around an accident.
2. To evade by putting aside or ignoring: urgent problems that society can no longer shunt aside.
3. To switch (a train or car) from one track to another.
4. Electricity To provide or divert (current) by means of a shunt.
5. Medicine To divert or permit flow of (a body fluid) from one pathway or region to another by surgical means.
v.intr.
1. To move or turn aside.
2. Electricity To become diverted by means of a shunt. Used of a circuit.

[Middle English shunten, to flinch.]

shunt′er n.

shunting

(ˈʃʌntɪŋ)
n
(Railways) railways the act or job of manoeuvring coaches
Translations

shunting

[ˈʃʌntɪŋ]
A. Ncambio m de vía
B. CPD shunting engine Nlocomotora f de maniobra
shunting yard Nestación f de maniobras

shunting

n (Rail) → Rangieren nt; shunting engineRangierlokomotive f

shunting

[ˈʃʌntɪŋ] n (Rail) → smistamento
References in classic literature ?
From the railway station in the distance came the sound of shunting trains, ringing and rumbling, softened almost into melody by the distance.
Mrs Veneering has just succeeded in waking Lady Tippins from a snore, by dexterously shunting a train of plates and dishes at her knuckles across the table; when everybody but Mortimer himself becomes aware that the Analytical Chemist is, in a ghostly manner, offering him a folded paper.
Methods: We analyzed 1021 patients with childhood hydrocephalus who underwent V-P shunting over a period of approximately 15 years.
Contract notice: planning and production of 2 shunting vehicles for use over days at the konrad 2 shaft.
Those required shunting was all in an interval of [less than or equal to] 12 weeks except one.
INTRODUCTION: The most common treatment of hydrocephalus is ventriculo-peritoneal (VP) shunting of CSF.
Background: The purpose of this article was to clarify the optimal management concerning transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPSs) and surgical shunting in treating portal hypertension.
sup][1] Bowel perforation after VP shunting is extremely uncommon and accounts <0.
She had a previous history of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunting for hydrocephalus.
10] It has been suggested that rates of thrombosis can be reduced by also shunting an associated venous injury, by performing a fasciotomy, by avoiding looping or movement of the shunt, and by ensuring that the shunt is appropriately sized for the vessel.
Abdominal pseudocyst complicating CSF shunting in infants and children.
Spontaneous vaginal perforation is an infrequent complication of VP shunting.