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 in a sentence
The fire was caused by a short circuit.
First Known Use of short circuit
SHORT CIRCUIT Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of short circuit for Students
: an electrical connection made between points in an electric circuit between which current does not normally flow
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