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Meaning of SHUNT

Pronunciation:  shunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  implant consisting of a tube made of plastic or rubber; for draining fluids within the body
  2. [n]  a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current
  3. [n]  a passage by which a bodily fluid (especially blood) is diverted from one channel to another; "an arteriovenus shunt"
  4. [v]  transfer to another track, of trains
  5. [v]  provide with or divert by means of an electrical shunt

SHUNT is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: bypass, electrical shunt
 See Also: bypass, circuit, conductor, deviate, electric circuit, electrical circuit, implant, passage, passageway, portacaval shunt, shift, transfer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Shunt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shunted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Shunting}.] [Prov. E., to move from, to put off, fr. OE.
    shunten, schunten, schounten; cf. D. schuinte a slant, slope,
    Icel. skunda to hasten. Cf. {Shun}.]
    1. To shun; to move from. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
    2. To cause to move suddenly; to give a sudden start to; to
       shove. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Ash.
    3. To turn off to one side; especially, to turn off, as a
       grain or a car upon a side track; to switch off; to shift.
             For shunting your late partner on to me. --T.
    4. (Elec.) To provide with a shunt; as, to shunt a
  2. \Shunt\, v. i.
    To go aside; to turn off.
  3. \Shunt\, n. [Cf. D. schuinte slant, slope, declivity. See
    {Shunt}, v. t.]
    1. (Railroad) A turning off to a side or short track, that
       the principal track may be left free.
    2. (Elec.) A conducting circuit joining two points in a
       conductor, or the terminals of a galvanometer or dynamo,
       so as to form a parallel or derived circuit through which
       a portion of the current may pass, for the purpose of
       regulating the amount passing in the main circuit.
    3. (Gunnery) The shifting of the studs on a projectile from
       the deep to the shallow sides of the grooves in its
       discharge from a shunt gun.
    {Shunt dynamo} (Elec.), a dynamo in which the field circuit
       is connected with the main circuit so as to form a shunt
       to the letter, thus employing a portion of the current
       from the armature to maintain the field.
    {Shunt gun}, a firearm having shunt rifling. See under
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: a connector that allows blood flow between two locations.