parallel circuit

Definitions

General Science

Cars & Driving

  • noun an electric circuit in which the individual components are connected between two points, with one of the two ends of each component connected to each point; arrangement used in the vehicle electrical system.

Construction

  • An electrical circuit that has at least two paths for electricity to flow, with loads parallel to each other as a result.

Electronics

  • A circuit whose components are connected in parallel. That is, they have a parallel connection. Also called shunt circuit.
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