Meaning of “parallel circuit” in the English Dictionary

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"parallel circuit" in British English

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parallel circuitnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌpær.ə.lel ˈsɜː.kɪt/ us /ˌper.ə.lel ˈsɝː.kɪt/ specialized

a circuit in which the electric current passes through two or more branches or connected parts at the same time before it combines again

(Definition of “parallel circuit” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"parallel circuit" in American English

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parallel circuitnoun [ C ]

us /ˈpær·əˌlel ˈsɜr·kɪt, -ləl/

physics an electrical circuit in which current flows in more than one path at the same time

(Definition of “parallel circuit” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)