open circuit


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open circuit

n
(Electronics) an incomplete electrical circuit in which no current flows. Compare closed circuit

o·pen circuit

(ō′pən)
An electric circuit through which current cannot flow because the path is broken or interrupted by an opening.
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Noun1.open circuit - an incomplete electrical circuit in which no current flows
circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit - an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
closed circuit, loop - a complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulates
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