Definition of Short-circuit

1. Verb. Hamper the progress of; impede. "Short-circuit warm feelings"

Generic synonyms: Baffle, Bilk, Cross, Foil, Frustrate, Queer, Scotch, Spoil, Thwart



2. Verb. Create a short circuit in.
Exact synonyms: Short
Generic synonyms: Create, Make
Derivative terms: Short

3. Verb. Avoid something unpleasant or laborious. "You cannot bypass these rules!"
Exact synonyms: Bypass, Get Around, Go Around
Generic synonyms: Avoid
Derivative terms: Bypass

Definition of Short-circuit

1. Verb. (alternative spelling of short circuit) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Short-circuit

1. A circuit formed or closed by a conductor of relatively low resistance because shorter or of relatively great conductivity. To join, as the electrodes of a battery or dynamo or any two points of a circuit, by a conductor of low resistance. Origin: Short-circuited; Short-circuiting. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Short-circuit

shorling
shorls
shorn
short(p)
short-acting
short-billed marsh wren
short-breathed
short-chain
short-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase
short-chain beta-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrase
short-change
short-changed
short-changes
short-changing
short-circuit (current term)
short-circuit operator
short-circuit operators
short-circuited
short-circuiting
short-circuits
short-corner
short-cut
short-cuts
short-dated
short-day plant
short-eared owl
short-eared owls
short-fall

Literary usage of Short-circuit

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Principles of Alternating Current Machinery by Ralph Restieaux Lawrence (1920)
"The short-circuit current of an alternator, after steady short-circuit conditions have been reached, is limited by the synchronous impedance of the armature ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"In this case any unit which is the victim of a short-circuit may receive the aggregate output of all, so that each main protective switch has practically to ..."

3. Theory and Calculation of Alternating Current Phenomena by Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1900)
"For t = 1, that is, all the voltage impressed upon the compensating or inducing circuit, and the armature circuit closed in short-circuit, that is, ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1920)
"Tests showed that the two types of protection provided complete protection from a "dead" short circuit caused by short-circuiting the terminals of a machine ..."

5. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"Likewise a dead short circuit in the generator would cause the same trouble. Armature tests for ground, etc. are treated further on—see pages 402, 403, 406, ..."

6. Electrical Engineering: The Theory and Characteristics of Electrical by Clarence Victor Christie (1917)
"short-circuit of Alternators.—If the impedance of the load circuit of an alternator, with normal excitation, is gradually reduced to zero, the short-circuit ..."

7. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1916)
"A SHORT CURCUIT' Short circuit. Means that two wires are in metallic contact when they ought ... A short circuit may occur at any part in the wiring system, ..."

8. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1919)
"Likewise a dead short circuit In the generator would cause the same trouble. ... A short circuit in the circuit-breaker allows current to discharge battery ..."

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