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Definition of Shunt

Shunt
Shunt Shunt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shunted; p. pr. & vb. n. Shunting.] [Prov. E., to move from, to put off, fr. OE. shunten, schunten, schounten; cf. D. schuinte a slant, slope, Icel. skunda to hasten. Cf. Shun.] 1. To shun; to move from. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] 2. To cause to move suddenly; to give a sudden start to; to shove. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Ash. 3. 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. For shunting your late partner on to me. --T. Hughes. 4. (Elec.) To provide with a shunt; as, to shunt a galvanometer.
Shunt
Shunt Shunt, n. [Cf. D. schuinte slant, slope, declivity. See Shunt, v. t.] 1. (Railroad) A turning off to a side or short track, that the principal track may be left free. 2. (Elec.) 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. 3. (Gunnery) 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. Shunt dynamo (Elec.), a dynamo in which the field circuit is connected with the main circuit so as to form a shunt to the letter, thus employing a portion of the current from the armature to maintain the field. Shunt gun, a firearm having shunt rifling. See under Rifling.
Shunt
Shunt Shunt, v. i. To go aside; to turn off.

Meaning of Shunt from wikipedia

- atriocaval shunt Blalock–Taussig shunt cardiac shunt cerebral shunt Cimino shunt distal splenorenal shunt lumbar–peritoneal shunt peritoneovenous shunt portosystemic...
- In electronics, a shunt is a device that creates a low-resistance path for electric current, to allow it to p**** around another point in the circuit....
- Cerebral shunts are commonly used to treat hydrocephalus, the swelling of the brain due to excess buildup of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). If left unchecked...
- or acquired shunts; and acquired shunts (sometimes referred to as iatrogenic shunts) may be either biological or mechanical. Cardiac shunts may be described...
- The Blalock–Thomas–Taussig shunt (commonly called the Blalock–Taussig shunt) is a surgical procedure used to increase blood flow to the lungs in some forms...
- A portacaval shunt (or portal caval shunt) is a treatment for portal hypertension. A connection is made between the portal vein, which supplies 75% of...
- Shunt nephritis is a rare disease of the kidney that can occur in patients being treated for hydrocephalus with a cerebral shunt. It usually results from...
- called the phosphogluconate pathway and the hexose monophosphate shunt and the HMP Shunt) is a metabolic pathway parallel to glycolysis. It generates NADPH...
- A pulmonary shunt refers to the p****age of deoxygenated blood from the right side of the heart to the left without parti****tion in gas exchange in the...
- A peritoneovenous shunt (also called LeVeen Shunt) is a shunt which drains peritoneal fluid from the peritoneum into veins, usually the internal jugular...