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  1. (of a boiler) fired from one end only.

  2. Electricity. (of a circuit or transmission line) unbalanced, as when one part of a circuit is grounded.

Words Nearby single-ended Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use single-ended in a sentence

  • The single-ended cutter c forms a shallow circular recess or seat in the raised pad which surrounds the opening.

    Turning and Boring | Franklin D. Jones

British Dictionary definitions for single-ended


  1. electronics (of an amplifier) having one side of the input and one side of the output connected to earth: used for an unbalanced signal

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