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1. An automatic switch that stops the flow of electric current in a suddenly overloaded or otherwise abnormally stressed electric circuit.
2. An automatic halt or suspension in the trading on a stock exchange that takes effect in response to a specified amount of loss.
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(Electronics) a device that under abnormal conditions, such as a short circuit, interrupts the flow of current in an electrical circuit. Sometimes shortened to: breaker Compare fuse26
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a device for automatically interrupting an electric circuit to prevent excessive current, as that caused by a short circuit, from damaging the apparatus in the circuit or from causing a fire.
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A switch that automatically interrupts the flow of an electric current if the current becomes too strong.
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|Noun||1.||circuit breaker - a device that trips like a switch and opens the circuit when overloaded|
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