NOR circuit

[ nawr ]
/ nɔr /


Computers. a circuit that is energized only when none of its inputs are energized.

Origin of NOR circuit

First recorded in 1955–60
Also called NOR gate. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for nor circuit

NOR circuit

NOR gate

/ (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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