closed circuit


noun Electricity.

a circuit without interruption, providing a continuous path through which a current can flow.

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Compare open circuit.

Origin of closed circuit

First recorded in 1820–30

Related formsclosed-cir·cuit, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for closed circuit

closed circuit


a complete electrical circuit through which current can flow when a voltage is appliedCompare open circuit
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Science definitions for closed circuit

closed circuit

An electric circuit through which current can flow in an uninterrupted path. Compare open circuit.
A television system in which the signal is usually sent by cable to a limited number of receivers.
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