Shunt meaning

shŭnt
The definition of a shunt is a channel created by a surgeon to allow flow between organs, or the act of switching or changing.

An example of a shunt is a heart shunt to improve blood flow in the heart.

An example of a shunt is to move to another track.

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Shunt is defined as to turn to another side, or to switch tracks.

An example of shunt is to move to another lane.

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The act or process of turning aside or moving to an alternate course.
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A railroad switch.
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(electricity) A low-resistance connection between two points in an electric circuit that forms an alternative path for a portion of the current.
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(medicine) A passage between two natural body channels, such as blood vessels, especially one created surgically to divert or permit flow from one pathway or region to another; a bypass.
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To turn or move aside or onto another course.

Shunting traffic around an accident.

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To evade by putting aside or ignoring.

Urgent problems that society can no longer shunt aside.

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To switch (a train or car) from one track to another.
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(electricity) To provide or divert (current) by means of a shunt.
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(medicine) To divert or permit flow of (a body fluid) from one pathway or region to another by surgical means.
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To move or turn aside.
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(electricity) To become diverted by means of a shunt. Used of a circuit.
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To move or turn to one side; turn aside or out of the way.
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To shift or switch, as a train, car, etc. from one track to another.
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(elec.) To divert or be diverted by a shunt.
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To provide or connect with a shunt.
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The act of shunting.
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(elec.) A conductor connecting two points in a circuit in parallel so that an additional pathway is created for the current.
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(med.) An abnormal natural channel or a surgically created one allowing flow from one organ or pathway to another.
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The act or process of turning aside or moving to an alternate course.
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(medicine) A passage between two natural body channels, such as blood vessels, especially one created surgically to divert or permit flow from one pathway or region to another; a bypass.
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(medicine) To divert or permit flow of a body fluid from one pathway or region to another by surgical means.
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To divert, switch or bypass.
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To move a train from one track to another, or to move carriages etc from one train to another.
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To divert electric current by providing an alternative path.
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To divert the flow of a body fluid using surgery.
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To move data in memory to a physical disk.
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(informal, UK) To have a minor collision, especially in a motor car.
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To provide with a shunt.

To shunt a galvanometer.

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A connection used as an alternative path between parts of an electric circuit.
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A passage between body channels constructed surgically as a bypass.
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(informal, UK) A minor collision.
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Origin of shunt

  • Middle English shunten to flinch

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition