electric circuit

Definitions of electric circuit
  1. noun
    an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
    synonyms: circuit, electrical circuit
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    bridge, bridge circuit
    a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
    bridged-T
    a circuit consisting of a T-network with an additional shunt bridging the two series circuits
    closed circuit, loop
    a complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulates
    computer circuit
    a circuit that is part of a computer
    delay line
    a circuit designed to introduce a calculated delay into the transmission of a signal
    feedback circuit, feedback loop
    a circuit that feeds back some of the output to the input of a system
    flip-flop
    an electronic circuit that can assume either of two stable states
    clipper, limiter
    (electronics) a nonlinear electronic circuit whose output is limited in amplitude; used to limit the instantaneous amplitude of a waveform (to clip off the peaks of a waveform)
    data link, link
    an interconnecting circuit between two or more locations for the purpose of transmitting and receiving data
    open circuit
    an incomplete electrical circuit in which no current flows
    pulse timing circuit
    a circuit that times pulses
    resonant circuit, resonator
    an electrical circuit that combines capacitance and inductance in such a way that a periodic electric oscillation will reach maximum amplitude
    series circuit
    a circuit having its parts connected serially
    squelch, squelch circuit, squelcher
    an electric circuit that cuts off a receiver when the signal becomes weaker than the noise
    tank circuit
    an oscillatory circuit
    T-network
    a circuit formed by two equal series circuits with a shunt between them
    wiring
    a circuit of wires for the distribution of electricity
    acoustic delay line, sonic delay line
    a delay line based on the time of propagation of sound waves
    control circuit, negative feedback circuit
    a feedback circuit that subtracts from the input
    electromagnetic delay line
    a delay line based on the time of propagation of electromagnetic waves
    gate, logic gate
    a computer circuit with several inputs but only one output that can be activated by particular combinations of inputs
    integrated circuit, microcircuit
    a microelectronic computer circuit incorporated into a chip or semiconductor; a whole system rather than a single component
    interface, port
    (computer science) computer circuit consisting of the hardware and associated circuitry that links one device with another (especially a computer and a hard disk drive or other peripherals)
    light circuit, lighting circuit
    wiring that provides power to electric lights
    module
    computer circuit consisting of an assembly of electronic components (as of computer hardware)
    parallel circuit, shunt circuit
    a closed circuit in which the current divides into two or more paths before recombining to complete the circuit
    printed circuit
    computer circuit consisting of an electronic sub-assembly; copper conductors are laminated on an insulating board or card and circuit components are inserted into holes and dip soldered
    Wheatstone bridge
    a bridge used to measure resistances
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    electrical device
    a device that produces or is powered by electricity
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