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NOR circuit

[nawr] /nɔr/
Computers. a circuit that is energized only when none of its inputs are energized.
Also called NOR gate.
Origin of NOR circuit
First recorded in 1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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NOR circuit

(computing) a logic circuit having two or more input wires and one output wire that has a high-voltage output signal only if all input signals are at a low voltage Compare AND circuit
Word Origin
C20: from nor, so named because the action performed is similar to the operation of the conjunction nor in logic
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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