Definition of Electrical shunt
1. Noun. A conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current.
Group relationships: Circuit, Electric Circuit, Electrical Circuit
Generic synonyms: Conductor
Derivative terms: Shunt
Lexicographical Neighbors of Electrical Shunt
Literary usage of Electrical shunt
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Electrical Installations of the United States Navy: A Manual of the Latest by Burns Tracy Walling, Julius Martin (1907)
"electrical shunt rheostat .................... Electrical 75 Series shunt ...................... Thermometer 40 The rise of temperature to be referred to a ..."
2. Henley's Encyclopædia of Practical Engineering and Allied Trades: A by Joseph Gregory Horner (1906)
"One of the newest and most modern forms of by-pass is the electrical shunt, whereby a portion of an electrical current is allowed to pass by way of a ..."
3. Artificial Light: Its Influence Upon Civilization by Matthew Luckiesh (1920)
"In the latter the light itself is controlled by means of an electrical shunt across the arc. In this manner the light is dimmed by shunting most of the ..."
4. Magic: Stage Illusions and Scientific Diversions, Including Trick Photography by Albert Allis Hopkins, Henry Ridgely Evans (1901)
"Such motion is obtained by the aid of a belt connected with an electrical shunt motor, F; a counterpoise, D, held by a rope which parses around a drum, ..."