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open circuit Syllabification: o·pen cir·cuit
Pronunciation: /ˈōpən ˈsərkət/

Definition of open circuit in English:


An electrical circuit that is not complete.
Example sentences
  • The Databus Network / Harness Tester isolates all common wiring faults (short circuits, shorts to shield, open circuits and cross-overs, etc.) on any aircraft with a databus harness system.
  • In a preferred embodiment enabled by an electroluminescent system without a back electrode, a fingerprint is disposed to close the open circuit by making contact and thereby serving as a ‘temporary’ back electrode.
  • In an open circuit, the free charges would simply remain on the electrodes and a voltage could be measured.


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