[ nawr ]
/ nɔr /
Computers. a circuit that is energized only when none of its inputs are energized.
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Also called NOR gate.
Origin of NOR circuit
First recorded in 1955–60
Words nearby NOR circuit
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British Dictionary definitions for NOR circuit
/ (nɔː) /
computing a logic circuit having two or more input wires and one output wire that has a high-voltage output signal only if all input signals are at a low voltageCompare AND circuit
Word Origin for NOR circuit
C20: from nor, so named because the action performed is similar to the operation of the conjunction nor in logic
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