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closed circuit

noun, Electricity
1.
a circuit without interruption, providing a continuous path through which a current can flow.
Compare open circuit.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30
Related forms
closed-circuit, adjective
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  • The closed circuit camera monitoring program has significantly reduced crime at developments where they have been installed.
British Dictionary definitions for closed circuit

closed circuit

noun
1.
a complete electrical circuit through which current can flow when a voltage is applied Compare open circuit
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closed circuit in Science
closed circuit  
  1. An electric circuit through which current can flow in an uninterrupted path. Compare open circuit.

  2. A television system in which the signal is usually sent by cable to a limited number of receivers.


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