parallel circuit

parallel circuit
noun
a closed circuit in which the current divides into two or more paths before recombining to complete the circuit
Syn: ↑shunt circuit
Hypernyms: ↑closed circuit, ↑loop

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parallel circuit UK US noun [countable] [singular parallel circuit plural parallel circuits] physics
an electric circuit in which all the parts are connected directly to the voltage supply, so that each receives a part of the current
Thesaurus: parts of pieces of electrical equipmentmeronym electricity and electrical powerhyponym

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