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AND circuit

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noun Computers.
a circuit that is energized only when all of its inputs are energized.
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AND circuit

AND gate

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noun
computing a logic circuit having two or more input wires and one output wire that has a high-voltage output signal if and only if all input signals are at a high voltage simultaneously: used extensively as a basic circuit in computersCompare NAND circuit, NOR circuit, OR circuit

Word Origin for AND circuit

C20: so named because the action performed on electrical signals is similar to the operation of the conjunction and in logical constructions
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