OR circuit

OR circuit

[awr]
noun Computers.
a circuit that is energized when any of its inputs are energized.
Also called OR gate.


Origin:
so called from the disjunctive operation of such circuits; see or1 (def 6)

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OR circuit or OR gate (ɔː)
 
n
computing AND circuit Compare NAND circuit a logic circuit having two or more input wires and one output wire that gives a high-voltage output signal if one or more input signals are at a high voltage: used extensively as a basic circuit in computers
 
[C20: so named from its similarity to the function of or in logical constructions]
 
OR gate or OR gate
 
n
 
[C20: so named from its similarity to the function of or in logical constructions]

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