Definition of Shunt

1. Noun. A passage by which a bodily fluid (especially blood) is diverted from one channel to another. "An arteriovenus shunt"

Generic synonyms: Passage, Passageway
Specialized synonyms: Bypass, Portacaval Shunt



2. Verb. Transfer to another track, of trains.
Generic synonyms: Shift, Transfer
Derivative terms: Shunter

3. Noun. A conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current.
Exact synonyms: Bypass, Electrical Shunt
Group relationships: Circuit, Electric Circuit, Electrical Circuit
Generic synonyms: Conductor

4. Verb. Provide with or divert by means of an electrical shunt.
Generic synonyms: Deviate

5. Noun. Implant consisting of a tube made of plastic or rubber; for draining fluids within the body.
Generic synonyms: Implant

Definition of Shunt

1. v. t. To shun; to move from.

2. v. i. To go aside; to turn off.

3. n. A turning off to a side or short track, that the principal track may be left free.

Definition of Shunt

1. Verb. To turn away or aside ¹

2. Verb. To move a train from one track to another, or to move carriages etc from one train to another ¹

3. Verb. To divert electric current by providing an alternative path ¹

4. Verb. To divert the flow of a body fluid using surgery ¹

5. Verb. To move data in memory to a physical disk ¹

6. Verb. (informal) (British) To have a minor collision, especially in a motor car ¹

7. Noun. A switch on a railway ¹

8. Noun. A connection used as an alternative path between parts of an electric circuit ¹

9. Noun. A passage between body channels constructed surgically as a bypass ¹

10. Noun. (informal) (British) A minor collision ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shunt

1. to turn aside [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Shunt

1. 1. To turn to one side, to divert, to bypass. 2. A passage or anastomosis between two natural channels, especially between blood vessels. Such structures may be formed physiologically (for example to bypass a thrombosis) or they may be structural anomalies. 3. A surgically created anastomosis, also, the operation of forming a shunt. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shunt

shunnable
shunned
shunner
shunners
shunneth
shunning
shunnings
shunpike
shunpiked
shunpiker
shunpikers
shunpikes
shunpiking
shunpikings
shuns
shunt (current term)
shunt circuit
shuntable
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shunters
shunting
shuntings
shunts
shunworthy
shunyata
shup
shura
shurangiz
shuras

Literary usage of Shunt

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1. Electrical Engineering: The Theory and Characteristics of Electrical by Clarence Victor Christie (1917)
"In compound- wound generators the shunt winding may be connected across the ... 176, called long-shunt. The characteristic curves are not affected to a ..."

2. Electrical Machinery: A Practical Study Course on Installation, Operation by Fred Anzley Annett (1921)
"This consists of connecting what is known as a compounding shunt directly ... Compounding shunt.—After the machine is built and in operation in the shop, ..."

3. Electrical Machinery: A Practical Study Course on Installation, Operation by Fred Anzley Annett (1921)
"This consists of connecting what is known as a compounding shunt directly ... Compounding shunt.—After the machine is built and in operation in the shop, ..."

4. Electrical Machinery: A Practical Study Course on Installation, Operation by Fred Anzley Annett (1921)
"This consists of connecting what is known as a compounding shunt directly ... Compounding shunt.—After the machine is built and in operation in the shop, ..."

5. A Dictionary of Electrical Words, Terms and Phrases by Edwin James Houston (1903)
"A compound winding of a dynamo-electric machine in which the shunt coil is connected ... shunt.—An additional, or by-path established for the passage of an ..."

6. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"A shunt is not used with the voltage tests. Connections for measuring amperes: Always connect positive ( + ) wire of source, with ( + ) terminal on ..."

7. Practical Electricity by Terrell Croft (1917)
"The shunt Motor (Fig. 363) will be considered first because its ... Commercial shunt motors are practically identical in construction with shunt generators ..."

8. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1906)
"2, r = effective resistance per unit length of circuit, or per circuit element, that is per arrester cylinder. g = shunt-conductance per unit length, ..."

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