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parallel circuit


a closed electrical circuit in which the current is divided into two or more paths and then returns via a common path to complete the circuit's 21st Century Lexicon
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  • In a parallel circuit the electricity has (one) (two or more) (no) paths to travel.

  • It ceased when a repeater-tube went out and a parallel circuit took over.

    The Machine That Saved The World William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • I didn't need better, they thought, because my function was to observe and report on the parallel circuit I mentioned.

    Tangle Hold F. L. Wallace
parallel circuit in Science
parallel circuit  
See under circuit.
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