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AND circuit

[and] /ænd/
noun, Computers.
1.
a circuit that is energized only when all of its inputs are energized.
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AND circuit

/ænd/
noun
1.
(computing) a logic circuit having two or more input wires and one output wire that has a high-voltage output signal if and only if all input signals are at a high voltage simultaneously: used extensively as a basic circuit in computers Compare NAND circuit, NOR circuit, OR circuit
Word Origin
C20: so named because the action performed on electrical signals is similar to the operation of the conjunction and in logical constructions
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