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shunt

shunt

 
 
pronunciation:
shuhnt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun, adjective
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: shunted, shunting, shunts
definition 1: to turn or move aside or out of the way; divert.
A blockade shunted traffic to the right and into side streets.
similar words:
divert
definition 2: to switch (a vehicle such as a train or railroad car) from one track to another.
definition 3: to provide or divert (electric current) along an alternate path by a low-resistance connection between two points in a circuit.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to move or turn aside.
definition 2: to switch or shift, as from one track or direction to another.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of moving or turning aside; shift, switch, or diversion.
definition 2: a conducting element that diverts part of an electric current.
definition 3: a railroad switch.
similar words:
switch
definition 4: a connection between blood vessels, or between parts of the circulatory system, esp. a bypass created surgically.
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part of speech: adjective
definition: being, having, or using an electrical shunt.
derivation: shunter (n.)