HyperDic: electric_circuit

English > 1 sense of the expression electric circuit:
NOUNartifactelectric circuit, circuit, electrical circuitan electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
English > electric circuit: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow.
Synonymscircuit, electrical circuit
Part ofelectronic equipmentequipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)
Partscapacitor, capacitance, condenser, electrical condenserAn electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge
choke, choke coil, choking coilA coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current
relay, electrical relayelectrical device such that current flowing through it in one circuit can switch ... / switch on and off a current in a second circuit
resistor, resistanceAn electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current
short circuit, shortAccidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
shunt, electrical shunt, bypassA conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current
tube, vacuum tube, thermionic vacuum tube, thermionic tube, electron tube, thermionic valveelectronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope
NarrowerT-networkA circuit formed by two equal series circuits with a shunt between them
bridge, bridge circuitA circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
bridged-TA circuit consisting of a T-network with an additional shunt bridging the two series circuits
closed circuit, loopA complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulates
computer circuitA circuit that is part of a computer
delay lineA circuit designed to introduce a calculated delay into the transmission of a signal
feedback circuit, feedback loopA circuit that feeds back some of the output to the input of a system
flip-flopAn electronic circuit that can assume either of two stable states
limiter, clipper(electronics) a nonlinear electronic circuit whose output is limited in amplitude
link, data linkAn interconnecting circuit between two or more locations for the purpose of transmitting and receiving data
open circuitAn incomplete electrical circuit in which no current flows
pulse timing circuitA circuit that times pulses
resonator, resonant circuitAn electrical circuit that combines capacitance and inductance in such a way that a periodic electric oscillation will reach maximum amplitude
series circuitA circuit having its parts connected serially
squelch circuit, squelch, squelcherAn electric circuit that cuts off a receiver when the signal becomes weaker than the noise
tank circuitAn oscillatory circuit
wiringA circuit of wires for the distribution of electricity
Broaderelectrical deviceA device that produces or is powered by electricity
Spanishcircuito eléctrico, circuito
Catalancircuit elèctric, circuit

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