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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.
The project is part of Desjardins's plan to install 200 charging stations at caisses throughout Quebec and eastern Ontario by 2021, in partnership with Hydro-Quebec and the Electric Circuit. These stations will boost the Electric Circuit's existing network and help encourage Quebecers to more quickly adopt electric modes of transportation.
Oxidation and reduction reactions involving copper ions take place at both interfaces of the electrolyte, resulting in low-energy electrons being transferred to the semiconductor layer so that the process can begin anew, thus completing an electric circuit.
A trip occurs when there is an electric circuit overload, short circuit or a ground fault.
"It will also help us understand whether the brain can be completely reduced to a biologicallywired electric circuit, or whether our brains have something beyond simple electric and chemical functionalities."
In the electric circuit of the reactor, [C.sub.d], [R.sub.d] are the capacitance and nonlinear active resistance of the discharge gap (DG), and C, R are the capacitance and nonlinear resistance of the water layer between the DG and a low-voltage (grounded) electrode ([C'.sub.d], [R'.sub.d], C', R" are the reduced to the primary winding of PT values of these quantities), respectively.
This includes faulty connections to the electric circuit board which required BD2m to fix, according to case files.
When the power pack is switched on, that creates a closed electric circuit (see How Electric Circuits Work, page 5).
The fire may have been caused by a heat source due to a defect in the electric circuit or a fault in the lighting system or the heater in the flat.
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 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.