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Meaning of SHORT CIRCUIT

Pronunciation:  short 'surkit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
  2. [v]  avoid something unpleasant or laborious; "You cannot bypass these rules!"
  3. [v]  create a short-circuit in
  4. [v]  hamper the progress of; impede; "short-circuit warm feelings"
 
 Synonyms: bypass, get around, go around, short, short
 
 See Also: avoid, baffle, bilk, circuit, contact, create, cross, electric circuit, electrical circuit, foil, frustrate, make, queer, scotch, spoil, tangency, thwart

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Short" cir"cuit\ (Elec.)
    A circuit formed or closed by a conductor of relatively low
    resistance because shorter or of relatively great
    conductivity.
    
    
  2. \Short"-cir`cuit\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Short-circuited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Short-circuiting}.]
    (Elec.)
    To join, as the electrodes of a battery or dynamo or any two
    points of a circuit, by a conductor of low resistance.
    
    
 

 

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