What is Shunt?

Shunt definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
verb (used with object)
to shove or turn (someone or something) aside or out of the way.
to sidetrack; get rid of.
Electricity. to divert (a part of a current) by connecting a circuit element in parallel with place or furnish with a shunt.

Railroads. to shift (rolling stock) from one track to another; switch.
Surgery. to divert blood or other fluid by means of a shunt.the tube itself.

to move or turn aside or out of the way.
(of a locomotive with rolling stock) to move from track to track or from point to point, as in a railroad yard; switch.

the act of shunting; shift.
Also called bypass. Electricity. a conducting element bridged across a circuit or a portion of a circuit, establishing a current path auxiliary to the main circuit, as a resistor placed across the terminals of an ammeter for increasing the range of the device.

a railroad switch.
Surgery. a channel through which blood or other bodily fluid is diverted from its normal path by surgical reconstruction or by a synthetic tube.
Anatomy. an anastomosis.

Electricity. being, having, or operating by means of a shunt: a shunt circuit; a shunt generator.