shunt

Definitions

0 Vote up! noun. The act or process of turning aside or moving to an alternate course.
0 Vote up! noun. A railroad switch.
0 Vote up! noun. Electricity A low-resistance connection between two points in an electric circuit that forms an alternative path for a portion of the current. Also called bypass.
0 Vote up! noun. 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.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To turn or move aside or onto another course: shunting traffic around an accident.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To evade by putting aside or ignoring: urgent problems that society can no longer shunt aside.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To switch (a train or car) from one track to another.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. Electricity To provide or divert (current) by means of a shunt.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. Medicine To divert or permit flow of (a body fluid) from one pathway or region to another by surgical means.
0 Vote up! verb-intransitive. To move or turn aside.
0 Vote up! verb-intransitive. Electricity To become diverted by means of a shunt. Used of a circuit.
0 Vote up! verb. To turn away or aside
0 Vote up! verb. To move a train from one track to another, or to move carriages etc from one train to another
0 Vote up! verb. To divert electric current by providing an alternative path
0 Vote up! verb. To divert the flow of a body fluid using surgery
0 Vote up! verb. To move data in memory to a physical disk
0 Vote up! verb. To have a minor collision, especially in a motor car
0 Vote up! noun. A switch on a railway
0 Vote up! noun. A connection used as an alternative path between parts of an electric circuit
0 Vote up! noun. A passage between body channels constructed surgically as a bypass
0 Vote up! noun. A minor collision
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To shun; to move from.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To cause to move suddenly; to give a sudden start to; to shove.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To turn off to one side; especially, to turn off, as a grain or a car upon a side track; to switch off; to shift.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To provide with a shunt.
0 Vote up! verb-intransitive. To go aside; to turn off.
0 Vote up! noun. A turning off to a side or short track, that the principal track may be left free.
0 Vote up! noun. A conducting circuit joining two points in a conductor, or the terminals of a galvanometer or dynamo, so as to form a parallel or derived circuit through which a portion of the current may pass, for the purpose of regulating the amount passing in the main circuit.
0 Vote up! noun. The shifting of the studs on a projectile from the deep to the shallow sides of the grooves in its discharge from a shunt gun.
0 Vote up! others. To start aside or back; shrink back; flinch; of a horse, to shy.
0 Vote up! others. To turn back or away; turn aside.
0 Vote up! others. Specifically— In railroading, to turn from one line of rails to another; switch.
0 Vote up! others. In electricity, to use a shunt. See shunt, n., 3.
0 Vote up! others. To escape.
0 Vote up! others. To turn aside from a topic, purpose, line of thought, course of action, etc.; shift one's thoughts, conversation, proceedings, etc., into a different direction.
0 Vote up! others. To hold back; delay.
0 Vote up! others. To slip down, as earth.
0 Vote up! others. To shun; move from.
0 Vote up! others. To move or turn aside.
0 Vote up! others. To give a start to; shove.
0 Vote up! others. Hence To shove off; put out of one's way; free one's self of, as of anything disagreeable, by putting it upon another.
0 Vote up! others. To ward off injury, trouble, or danger from; remove from a position of trouble or danger.
0 Vote up! noun. A drawing or turning back.
0 Vote up! noun. A turning aside; specifically, in railroading, a turning off to a siding, or short line of rails, that the main line may be left clear.
0 Vote up! noun. In electricity, a conductor, usually of relatively low resistance, joining two points in an electric circuit, and forming a desired circuit or path through which a part of the current will pass, the amount depending on the relative resistance of the shunt and that part of the principal circuit whose extremities it connects.
0 Vote up! verb. provide with or divert by means of an electrical shunt
0 Vote up! verb. transfer to another track, of trains
0 Vote up! noun. implant consisting of a tube made of plastic or rubber; for draining fluids within the body
0 Vote up! noun. a passage by which a bodily fluid (especially blood) is diverted from one channel to another
0 Vote up! noun. a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current

Usage

0 Vote up! A tremendous shunt from the French pack at the first scrum on New Zealand ball saw the visiting front row buckle and pop under pressure, and Dupuy made no mistake from 35 metres after three minutes.
0 Vote up! Well, if you’re Roald Dahl, you team up with a couple of other guys to invent a brain shunt to ease the pain.
0 Vote up! The study, which involved 158 mothers carrying babies with spina bifida, found that sealing up their defective spinal cords before they were born also significantly reduced the chances they would need to a tube known as a shunt surgically implanted to drain fluid from their brains.
0 Vote up! The study, which involved 158 mothers carrying babies with spina bifida, found that sealing up the defective spinal cords before they were born also significantly reduced the chances they would need a tube known as a shunt surgically implanted to drain fluid from their brains.
0 Vote up! But at the level a Master worked, improperly handled energy could be deadly; the shunt was a necessity - as Firesong's own scars testified.

Mnemonics

0 Vote up! S+hunt... imagine a group of hunters while they were shooting in hunting, a group of elephants attacked and turned their jeeps aside

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0 Vote up! unclebheem added a Mnemonic " S+hunt... imagine a group of hunters while they were shooting in hunting, a group of elephants attacked and turned their jeeps aside " 3 years 8 months ago.