phantom circuit

phantom circuit
noun an arrangement of telegraph or other electric wires equivalent to an extra circuit.

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  • Phantom circuit — (Elec.) The equivalent of an additional circuit or wire, in reality not existing, obtained by certain arrangements of real circuits, as in some multiplex telegraph systems. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Phantom circuit — In telecommunication and electrical engineering, a phantom circuit is an electrical circuit derived from suitably arranged wires with one or more conductive paths being a circuit in itself and at the same time acting as one conductor of another… …   Wikipedia

  • phantom circuit — noun : the equivalent of an additional circuit or wire that in reality does not exist obtained by certain arrangements of real circuits (as in some telephone and multiplex telegraph systems) * * * Elect. a circuit derived from two suitably… …   Useful english dictionary

  • phantom circuit —    Circuit configured so that two pairs of wires can provide three speech paths …   IT glossary of terms, acronyms and abbreviations

  • phantom circuit — Elect. a circuit derived from two suitably arranged pairs of wires, each pair being a circuit (side circuit) and also acting as one half of an additional derived circuit, the entire system providing the capabilities of three circuits while… …   Universalium

  • Phantom loop — A phantom loop is a suitably arranged electrical network that includes within the number of conductive paths part of the natural environment (which can be at the same time acting as a conductor of another circuit) to complete a… …   Wikipedia

  • phantom — n. & adj. n. 1 a ghost; an apparition; a spectre. 2 a form without substance or reality; a mental illusion. 3 Med. a model of the whole or part of the body used to practise or demonstrate operative or therapeutic methods. adj. merely apparent;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • phantom — phantomlike, adj. /fan teuhm/, n. 1. an apparition or specter. 2. an appearance or illusion without material substance, as a dream image, mirage, or optical illusion. 3. a person or thing of merely illusory power, status, efficacy, etc.: the… …   Universalium

  • Phantom voltage — (sometimes referred to as ghost voltage ) is voltage that appears in an electrical conductor such as a wire, even though the wire is disconnected from an electrical circuit. The term is often used by electricians, and might be seen, eg, when… …   Wikipedia

  • Phantom's Revenge — 40°23′21″N 79°51′58″O / 40.38917, 79.86611 …   Wikipédia en Français

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