a discontinuous circuit through which no current can flow.
an incomplete electrical circuit in which no current flows Compare closed circuit
An electric circuit in which the normal path of current has been interrupted, either by the disconnection of one part of its conducting pathway from another, or by the intervention of an electric component, such as a transistor. Compare closed circuit.
noun 1. a city that, during a war, is officially declared demilitarized and open to occupation, and that will consequently not be defended, in order to spare it, under international law, from bombardment or other military attack. 2. a city or autonomous city-state that gives equal access and status to inhabitants and visitors without regard […]
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open circuit method n. A method for measuring oxygen consumption and carbon-dioxide production by collecting expired gas over a given period of time and measuring its volume and determining its composition.
noun, Education. 1. a spacious instructional area shared by several groups or classes in elementary school, permitting more individualized, less supervised project learning and movement of pupils from one activity to another. 2. a method or system utilizing such spacious classrooms and informal, flexible formats for learning and discussion.
noun, Astronomy. 1. a comparatively young, irregularly shaped group of stars, often numbering up to several hundred, and held together by mutual gravitation; usually found along the central plane of the Milky Way and other galaxies. noun a loose grouping of stars Usage Note astronomy open cluster A loose, irregular grouping of stars that originated […]