single-ended

[ sing-guh l-en-did ]
/ ˈsɪŋ gəlˈɛn dɪd /

adjective

(of a boiler) fired from one end only.
Electricity. (of a circuit or transmission line) unbalanced, as when one part of a circuit is grounded.

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Example sentences from the Web for single-ended

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

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British Dictionary definitions for single-ended

single-ended

adjective

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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