closed circuit


closed circuit
noun
a complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulates (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑loop
Ant: ↑open circuit
Hypernyms: ↑circuit, ↑electrical circuit, ↑electric circuit
Hyponyms: ↑parallel circuit, ↑shunt circuit

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noun
: a circuit whose path carries completely around a course or through a cycle without break in continuity:
a. : an electric circuit made up of a continuous endless conductor or series of conductors with electrically conducting connections
b. : a television installation in which picture and sound are not broadcast but transmitted over a closed channel to a limited number of interconnected receivers

closed-circuit television

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Elect.
a circuit without interruption, providing a continuous path through which a current can flow. Cf. open circuit.
[1820-30]

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closed circuit noun
1. An electrical circuit in which current flows when voltage is applied
2. A television system in which the transmission is restricted to a limited number of screens connected to the television camera by cables, etc (also closed-circuit television)
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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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