Definition of Closed circuit

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

Exact synonyms: Loop
Generic synonyms: Circuit, Electric Circuit, Electrical Circuit
Specialized synonyms: Parallel Circuit, Shunt Circuit
Antonyms: Open Circuit

Definition of Closed circuit

1. Noun. A complete electric circuit around which current can flow. ¹

2. Noun. A network of one or more television cameras and television receivers connected together with no provision for broadcasting. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Closed Circuit

closed anaesthesia
closed ball
closed beta
closed bite
closed book
closed books
closed caption
closed captioning
closed captions
closed chain
closed chain compound
closed circle
closed circuit (current term)
closed circuit method
closed circuits
closed circulatory system
closed comedo
closed compound
closed compounds
closed corporation
closed couplet
closed curve
closed cut valley
closed dislocation
closed door
closed drainage
closed form

Literary usage of Closed 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)
"Closed-circuit windings. An open-circuit winding, as its name signifies, is not closed on itself. In an open-circuit winding there is a continuous path ..."

2. When the Victim Is a Child by Debra Whitcomb (1992)
"By December 31, 1989, 32 states statutorily authorized judges to allow certain child witnesses to testify via closed circuit television to the court and ..."

3. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"The open circuit contact maker is termed a timer and closed circuit breaker an ... closed circuit principle; the circuit of the primary winding on coil is ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1880)
"It was therefore brought into closed circuit, as before, and made to sustain •2 Ibs. ... An electromagnet, which had been for a few days in closed circuit, ..."

5. A Dictionary of Electrical Words, Terms and Phrases by Edwin James Houston (1903)
"Circuit, Completed —A closed circuit. A circuit, the conducting ... A completed circuit is also called a made or closed circuit. Circuit, Compound A circuit ..."

6. Wireless Telegraphy by Jonathan Adolf Wilhelm Zenneck (1915)
"Coupling of Oscillator to closed circuit—a. Assume an oscillator, eg, the condenser circuit ... The amplitude of the current in the closed circuit, however, ..."

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