Definition of “short circuit” - English Dictionary

“short circuit” in British English

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short circuitnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌʃɔːt ˈsɜː.kɪt/ us /ˌʃɔːrt ˈsɝː.kɪt/ informal short

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

“short circuit” in American English

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short circuitnoun [ C ]

us /ˈʃɔrt ˈsɜr·kət/ infml short

an electrical connection that not working correctly and allows too much current to flow into a circuit (= a closed system of wires), causing a dangerous condition

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

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