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CLOSED CIRCUIT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does closed circuit mean? 

CLOSED CIRCUIT (noun)
  The noun CLOSED CIRCUIT has 1 sense:

1. a complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulates

  Familiarity information: CLOSED CIRCUIT used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CLOSED CIRCUIT (noun)


Sense 1closed circuit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulates

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

closed circuit; loop

Hypernyms ("closed circuit" is a kind of...):

circuit; electric circuit; electrical circuit (an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "closed circuit"):

parallel circuit; shunt circuit (a closed circuit in which the current divides into two or more paths before recombining to complete the circuit)

Antonym:

open circuit (an incomplete electrical circuit in which no current flows)


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