short-circuit
  • noun
    (written as short circuit)
    an electrical failure caused by an accidental flow of current between two points in a circuit
  • (written as short circuit)
    A low-resistance connection which is established between two points in a circuit, bypassing any paths with higher resistance. Also, such a connection between the conductors of a transmission line. Such a short may be intentional, but when accidental or otherwise unintentional usually causes damage due to excessive current flow. Its abbreviation is short.
  • To establish or cause a short circuit connection. Its abbreviation is short.

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