NAND circuit

[ nand ]
/ nænd /

noun

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

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Also called NAND gate.

Origin of NAND circuit

First recorded in 1955–60
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British Dictionary definitions for nand gate

NAND circuit

NAND gate

/ (nænd) /

noun

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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