Origin of short circuit
Words nearby short circuit
Other definitions for short circuit (2 of 2)
- to make (an appliance, switch, etc.) inoperable by establishing a short circuit in.
- to carry (a current) as a short circuit.
Origin of short-circuit
How to use short circuit in a sentence
For example, there’s only so many strings you can daisy-chain together before you risk a short circuit.How to keep a Christmas tree fresh for as long as possible|Dan Seitz|November 29, 2021|Popular-Science
If there’s a way to integrate data not currently integrated, note the omission, see if it’s possible to integrate missing data and if it’s not possible, note the short circuit and make sure all stakeholders are on the same page.How to solve the marketing reporting conundrum without being a magician|Amanda Farley|October 20, 2021|Search Engine Land
Criteriums are fast multi-lap races held on short circuits, often in urban areas, where fans can see riders go by again and again.Justin Williams Has a $100,000 Plan to Save American Bike Racing|jversteegh|September 16, 2021|Outside Online
COBINA President Altagracia Tamayo told La Voz de la Frontera, a local newspaper, it appears as though an electrical short circuit in one of the shelter’s bedrooms sparked the fire.Fire destroys lesbian-run migrant shelter in Mexican border city|Michael K. Lavers|July 11, 2021|Washington Blade
The board could not determine with certainty the genesis of the explosion but cited a short circuit as a probable cause.James Kallstrom, FBI agent who led investigation of TWA Flight 800, dies at 78|Emily Langer|July 8, 2021|Washington Post
As this list shows, punishments typically run to a short-ish jail sentence and/or a moderately hefty fine.
The precision it took to craft such a cohesive, wholly compelling work over 12 years is nothing short of remarkable.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In short, fatherhood gets little attention in policy debates.
But the qualities Mario Cuomo brought to public life—compassion, integrity, commitment to principle—remain in short supply today.
In short, we found ways to couch messages of failure or inadequacy.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating|Ellie Schaack|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Sometimes the stems are quite bare; on other occasions they are partly branched; in any case the branches are short.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
Many of their cannon balls that fell far short of us, were collected and returned to them with powerful effect.
He was tall and of familiar figure, and the firelight was playing in the tossed curls of his short, fair hair.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
They are ovoid in shape, and lie in pairs, end to end, often forming short chains.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
And since he was a very fast runner—for short distances—he met Grandfather Mole just as the old chap was crawling up the bank.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for short circuit
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Cultural definitions for short circuit
An electrical circuit in which a path of very low resistance has been opened, usually accidentally. When the resistance drops, the electric current (see also current) in the circuit becomes very high and can cause damage to the circuit and start fires.