Short-circuit



[shawrt-sur-kit] /ˌʃɔrtˈsɜr kɪt/
verb (used with object)
1.
Electricity.

to make (an appliance, switch, etc.) inoperable by establishing a short circuit in.
to carry (a current) as a short circuit.

2.
to bypass, impede, hinder, or frustrate:
Bad weather short-circuited my vacation plans.
verb (used without object)
3.
Electricity. to form a short circuit or become inoperable due to a short circuit.
short circuit
noun, Electricity.
1.
an abnormal, usually unintentional condition of relatively low resistance between two points of different potential in a circuit, usually resulting in a flow of excess current.
short circuit
noun
1.
a faulty or accidental connection between two points of different potential in an electric circuit, bypassing the load and establishing a path of low resistance through which an excessive current can flow. It can cause damage to the components if the circuit is not protected by a fuse
verb
2.
to develop or cause to develop a short circuit
3.
(transitive) to bypass (a procedure, regulation, etc)
4.
(transitive) to hinder or frustrate (plans, etc)
short circuit
(shôrt)
An electrical path in a circuit that causes most of the current to flow around or away from some other path in the circuit. Accidental short circuits, especially between the high and low voltages of a power supply, can cause very strong current to flow, possibly damaging or overheating the circuit.

short circuit definition

An electrical circuit in which a path of very low resistance has been opened, usually accidentally. When the resistance drops, the electric current in the circuit becomes very high and can cause damage to the circuit and start fires.

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