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Short circuit   /ʃɔrt sˈərkət/   Listen
Short circuit

Accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference.  Synonym: short.

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"Short circuit" Quotes from Famous Books

... don't let your electricity make you forget your farming," cautioned he, not unkindly. "We need you right where you are. Still I will own electricity is a pleasant pastime. You will have a current to work with now whenever you want to play with it. Just be sure you don't get a short circuit and blow out ...
— Ted and the Telephone • Sara Ware Bassett

... the puddle unconsciously, I do so from consideration of the danger of wet feet and the disagreeableness of soiled shoes and the ridiculous appearance I shall make, then the current cannot take the short circuit, but must pass on up to the cortex. Here it awakens consciousness to take notice of the obstruction, and calls forth the images which aid in directing the necessary movements. This simple illustration may be ...
— The Mind and Its Education • George Herbert Betts

... "I was a little worried about that. There isn't any real danger, but you might have made a ground or a short circuit and upset everything." Then turning to Nipper Knapp, he shouted, ...
— The Boy Scout Fire Fighters • Irving Crump

Words linked to "Short circuit" :   electrical circuit, electric circuit, circuit, contact, tangency

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