open circuit

NOUN
  1. an incomplete electrical circuit in which no current flows
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How To Use open circuit In A Sentence

  • A fingerprint is disposed to close the open circuit by making contact and thereby serving as a ‘temporary’ back electrode.
  • This instrument is used to locate the broken point of conduct. It can measure open circuit fault in types of transmission line such as aerial cable, lines of communication etc.
  • This is an example of an open circuit, a gap in the loop preventing charge carriers from moving, thus preventing current.
  • Checking a shorted part's easy: Just connect an ohmmeter, and if it never charges up to an open circuit, then it's either leaky or shorted.
  • Checking a shorted part's easy: Just connect an ohmmeter, and if it never charges up to an open circuit, then it's either leaky or shorted.
  • In an open circuit, the free charges would simply remain on the electrodes and a voltage could be measured.
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