OR circuit

[ awr ]

  1. a circuit that is energized when any of its inputs are energized.

Origin of OR circuit

1950–55; so called from the disjunctive operation of such circuits; see or1 (def. 6)
  • Also called OR gate .

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British Dictionary definitions for OR circuit

OR circuit

OR gate

/ (ɔː) /

  1. computing a logic circuit having two or more input wires and one output wire that gives a high-voltage output signal if one or more input signals are at a high voltage: used extensively as a basic circuit in computers: Compare AND circuit, NAND circuit

Origin of OR circuit

C20: so named from its similarity to the function of or in logical constructions

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