Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “parallel circuit”

parallel circuit

noun [C] uk   specialized us  
a circuit in which the electric current passes through two or more branches or connected parts at the same time before it combines againElectrical components and circuitry
(Definition of parallel circuit from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of parallel circuit?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “parallel circuit” in other dictionaries

Translations of “parallel circuit”

Word of the Day

pint

a measure for liquid equal to about half a litre

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More