short circuit

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short circuit

noun

: the failure of electricity to flow properly in a circuit because the wires or connections in the circuit are damaged or not connected properly

Full Definition of SHORT CIRCUIT

:  a connection of comparatively low resistance accidentally or intentionally made between points on a circuit between which the resistance is normally much greater

Examples of SHORT CIRCUIT

  1. The fire was caused by a short circuit.

First Known Use of SHORT CIRCUIT

1854

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