NAND circuit

[ nand ]
/ nænd /


Computers. a circuit that is energized when any one of its inputs is not energized.

Origin of NAND circuit

First recorded in 1955–60
Also called NAND gate. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for nand circuit

NAND circuit

NAND gate

/ (nænd) /


electronics a computer logic circuit having two or more input wires and one output wire that has an output signal if one or more of the input signals are at a low voltageCompare OR circuit

Word Origin for NAND circuit

C20: from not + and; see NOT circuit, AND circuit
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