not-circuit

NOT circuit

[not]
noun
Computers. a circuit that is energized when its input is not.
Also called NOT gate.


Origin:
1945–50

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NOT circuit or NOT gate (nɒt)
 
n
computing inverter, Also called: negator a logic circuit that has a high-voltage output signal if the input signal is low, and vice versa: used extensively in computers
 
[C20: so named because the action performed on electrical signals is similar to the operation of not in logical constructions]
 
NOT gate or NOT gate
 
n
 
[C20: so named because the action performed on electrical signals is similar to the operation of not in logical constructions]

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