- A connection at which a flow is diverted to two or more parallel conduits.
- The connection of the components within a circuit in a manner that there are multiple paths among which the current is divided, while all the components have the same applied voltage. An example is the connection of components across each other. This contrasts with series connection, where components are connected end-to-end, and in which there is a single path for the current. Also called in parallel. Also called shunt connection.