Shunt



verb (used with object)
1.
to shove or turn (someone or something) aside or out of the way.
2.
to sidetrack; get rid of.
3.
Electricity.

to divert (a part of a current) by connecting a circuit element in parallel with another.
to place or furnish with a shunt.

4.
Railroads. to shift (rolling stock) from one track to another; switch.
5.
Surgery.

to divert blood or other fluid by means of a shunt.
the tube itself.

6.
to move or turn aside or out of the way.
7.
(of a locomotive with rolling stock) to move from track to track or from point to point, as in a railroad yard; switch.
noun
8.
the act of shunting; shift.
9.
Also called bypass. Electricity. a conducting element bridged across a circuit or a portion of a circuit, establishing a current path auxiliary to the main circuit, as a resistor placed across the terminals of an ammeter for increasing the range of the device.
10.
a railroad switch.
11.
Surgery. a channel through which blood or other bodily fluid is diverted from its normal path by surgical reconstruction or by a synthetic tube.
12.
Anatomy. an anastomosis.
adjective
13.
Electricity. being, having, or operating by means of a shunt:
a shunt circuit; a shunt generator.
verb
1.
to turn or cause to turn to one side; move or be moved aside
2.
(railways) to transfer (rolling stock) from track to track
3.
(electronics) to divert or be diverted through a shunt
4.
(transitive) to evade by putting off onto someone else
5.
(transitive) (motor racing, slang) to crash (a car)
noun
6.
the act or an instance of shunting
7.
a railway point
8.
(electronics) a low-resistance conductor connected in parallel across a device, circuit, or part of a circuit to provide an alternative path for a known fraction of the current
9.
(med) a channel that bypasses the normal circulation of the blood: a congenital abnormality or surgically induced
10.
(Brit, informal) a collision which occurs when a vehicle runs into the back of the vehicle in front

shunt (shŭnt)
n.
A passage between two natural body channels, such as blood vessels, especially one created surgically to divert or permit flow from one pathway or region to another; a bypass.

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