Definition of Electric circuit

1. Noun. An electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow.

Definition of Electric circuit

1. Noun. A path, or an interconnected group of paths (at least one of which is closed), capable of carrying an electric current. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Electric Circuit

electric blankets
electric blue
electric burn
electric car
electric cardiac pacemaker
electric cars
electric cataract
electric catfish
electric cautery
electric cell
electric chair
electric chairs
electric charge
electric charges
electric chorea
electric circuit (current term)
electric circuits
electric clock
electric company
electric conductivity
electric cord
electric countershock
electric current
electric currents
electric dermatome
electric dipole
electric dipole moment
electric discharge
electric doublet
electric drill

Literary usage of Electric circuit

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1892)
"For we know that the magnetic properties of an electric circuit C,, with respect to any magnetic system M.2, are identical with those of a magnetic shell Sl ..."

2. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"A device for opening or closing an electric circuit, consisting of two ... In a key socket a small switch makes or breaks the electric circuit and thus ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"... loosely and made part of an electric circuit, ... ibm part of an electric circuit in wheels were a battery and a telegraph receiver. ..."

4. A Course in Electrical Engineering by Chester Laurens Dawes (1920)
"CHAPTER IV OHM'S LAW AND THE electric circuit The exact nature of electricity is not known, but recent investigations indicate that it consists of ..."

5. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1879)
"The latter is in an electric circuit which includes also a delicate galvanometer. ... which changes the resistance of an electric circuit by varying the ..."

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