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parallel circuitnoun [C]

uk   us   specialized
a circuit in which the ​electriccurrentpasses through two or more ​branches or ​connectedparts at the same ​time before it ​combines again
(Definition of parallel circuit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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parallel circuitnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpær·əˌlel ˈsɜr·kɪt, -ləl/
physics an ​electrical circuit in which ​currentflows in more than one ​path at the same ​time
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