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Definitions and Synonyms of bypass | Another word for bypass | What is bypass?

Definition 1: a highway that encircles an urban area so that traffic does not have to pass through the center - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for bypass in the sense of this definition

(bypass is a kind of ...) a major road for any form of motor transport

Definition 2: a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for bypass in the sense of this definition

(bypass is a kind of ...) a device designed to transmit electricity, heat, etc.

(... is part of bypass) an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow

Definition 3: a surgically created shunt (usually around a damaged part) - [noun denoting body]

(bypass is a kind of ...) a passage by which a bodily fluid (especially blood) is diverted from one channel to another

"an arteriovenus shunt"

Definition 4: avoid something unpleasant or laborious - [verb of communication]

Samples where bypass or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • You cannot bypass these rules!

Synonyms for bypass in the sense of this definition

(bypass is a kind of ...) stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something

"Her former friends now avoid her"

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