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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A road that takes traffic around the edge of a town; A conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current; A surgically created shunt (usually around a damaged part).

Usage examples (27)
  • You cannot bypass these rules!
  • Verb (used with object) : He bypassed the foreman and took his grievance straight to the owner
  • Adjective : a shunt circuit; a shunt generator
  • First of all, the need for a bypass is a no-brainer. for more
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