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The definition of an open circuit is a broken path for an electrical current due to an open switch or frayed wire.
An example of an open circuit is a string of electric lights that don’t work if one bulb goes out.
an electrical circuit that does not conduct current because a switch is open, a wire is broken, etc.
(plural open circuits)
- an incomplete electrical circuit through which no current can flow
- Turning the switch to "off" makes it an open circuit.
open circuit - Computer Definition
- A signal path, line, or channel that is available for use.
- In electrical engineering, an electrical loop or path that contains infinite impedance.An open may indicate a fault, as in a severed cable, or may be intentional, as in a switch. See also impedance.