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open circuit

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