OR circuit

[ awr ]
/ ɔr /

noun Computers.

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

QUIZZES

DON’T VACILLATE! VANQUISH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

It’d be a real faux pas to miss this quiz on the words from August 3–9, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “vacillate” mean?
Also called OR gate .

Origin of OR circuit

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

Words nearby OR circuit

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for OR circuit

OR circuit

OR gate

/ (ɔː) /

noun

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 computersCompare AND circuit, NAND circuit

Word Origin for OR circuit

C20: so named from its similarity to the function of or in logical constructions
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012