short circuit

noun

Definition of short circuit

  1. :  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 in a Sentence

  1. The fire was caused by a short circuit.

1854

First Known Use of short circuit

1854


SHORT CIRCUIT Defined for English Language Learners

short circuit

noun

Definition of short circuit for English Language Learners

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


SHORT CIRCUIT Defined for Kids

short circuit

noun

Definition of short circuit for Students

  1. :  an electrical connection made between points in an electric circuit between which current does not normally flow


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