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shunting effect

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Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

shunt /ʃʌnt/ vb
  1. to turn or cause to turn to one side; move or be moved aside
  2. to transfer (rolling stock) from track to track
  3. to divert or be diverted through a shunt
  4. (transitive) to evade by putting off onto someone else
  1. the act or an instance of shunting
  2. a railway point
  3. a low-resistance conductor connected in parallel across a device, circuit, or part of a circuit to provide an alternative path for a known fraction of the current
  4. a channel that bypasses the normal circulation of the blood: a congenital abnormality or surgically induced
  5. Brit informal a collision which occurs when a vehicle runs into the back of the vehicle in front
Etymology: 13th Century: perhaps from shunen to shun

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