Definitions for bypass
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(n.)a road enabling motorists to avoid a city or other heavy traffic points or to drive around an obstruction.
Category: Civil Engineering, Transportation
a surgical procedure in which a diseased or obstructed hollow organ is temporarily or permanently circumvented.
Ref: Compare coronary bypass.
a secondary pipe or other channel connected with a main passage, as for conducting a liquid or gas around a fixture, pipe, or appliance.
Category: Civil Engineering
Category: Electricity and Magnetism
Ref: shunt (def. 7). 9
(v.t.)to avoid by following a bypass.
to cause (fluid or gas) to follow a secondary pipe or bypass.
Category: Civil Engineering
to neglect to consult or to ignore the opinion or decision of:
I bypassed the manager and took my complaint straight to the owner.
Origin of bypass:
beltway, bypass, ring road, ringway(noun)
a highway that encircles an urban area so that traffic does not have to pass through the center
a surgically created shunt (usually around a damaged part)
shunt, electrical shunt, bypass(verb)
a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current
bypass, short-circuit, go around, get around(verb)
avoid something unpleasant or laborious
"You cannot bypass these rules!"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a road that goes around sth
the Hoover Dam bypass
an operation that redirects the flow of blood or food
a heart bypass
to go around a place
a road that bypasses the city
to ignore or avoid a rule
finding ways to bypass the new law
a road that passes around something, such as a residential area
a section of pipe that conducts a fluid around some other fixture
an electrical shunt
an alternative passage created to divert a bodily fluid around a damaged organ; the surgical procedure to construct such a bypass
to avoid an obstacle etc, by constructing or using a bypass
to ignore the usual channels or procedures
A bypass is a road or highway that avoids or "bypasses" a built-up area, town, or village, to let through traffic flow without interference from local traffic, to reduce congestion in the built-up area, and to improve road safety. If there are no strong land use controls, buildings are often built in town along a bypass, converting it into an ordinary town road, and the bypass may eventually become as congested as the local streets it was intended to avoid. Shopping centres and some other companies often are built there for ease of access, while homes are often avoided for noise reasons.
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Translations for bypass
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a road which avoids an obstruction or a busy area
Take the bypass round the city.
- ompad, verbypadAfrikaans
- مَمَر أو طَريق جانِبيArabic
- околен пътBulgarian
- desvioPortuguese (BR)
- die UmleitungGerman
- omfartsvej; ringvejDanish
- παρακαμπτήριος δρόμοςGreek
- variante, desvíoSpanish
- راه فرعی؛ کمربندیFarsi
- उपमार्ग, बाईपासHindi
- kerülő útHungarian
- jalan lingtasIndonesian
- tangenziale, deviazioneItalian
- jalan pirauMalay
- omkjøringsvei, ringveiNorwegian
- راه فرعی؛ کمربندیPersian
- فرعی لارهPashto
- drum ocolitRomanian
- обходной путьRussian
- förbifartsled, omfartsledSwedish
- çevre yoluTurkish
- 旁道Chinese (Trad.)
- обхідна, об'їздна дорогаUkrainian
- مختصر راستہUrdu
- đường vòngVietnamese
- 旁道Chinese (Simp.)
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