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bypass

1. a main road built to avoid a city or other congested area
2. any system of pipes or conduits for redirecting the flow of a liquid
3. a means of redirecting the flow of a substance around an appliance through which it would otherwise pass
4. Surgery
a. the redirection of blood flow, either to avoid a diseased blood vessel or in order to perform heart surgery
b. (as modifier): bypass surgery
5. Electronics
a. an electrical circuit, esp one containing a capacitor, connected in parallel around one or more components, providing an alternative path for certain frequencies
b. (as modifier): a bypass capacitor

bypass

[′bī‚pas]
(civil engineering)
A road which carries traffic around a congested district or temporary obstruction.
(communications)
The use of alternative systems, such as satellite and microwave, to transmit data and voice signals, avoiding use of the communication lines of the local telephone company.
(electricity)
A shunt path around some element or elements of a circuit.
(engineering)
An alternating, usually smaller, diversionary flow path in a fluid dynamic system to avoid some device, fixture, or obstruction.

bypass

Any device (such as a pipe or duct) for directing flow around an element instead of through it.

bypass

In communications, to avoid the local telephone company by using satellites and microwave systems.
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A Garda spokesman said: "One male was arrested following the interception of a vehicle on the Tallaght by-pass, Dublin, at approximately 6.
The City of Boynton Beach is requesting two-year pricing for labor, parts, and materials for the maintenance and repairs to its emergency diesel/propane power generators both portable and stationary and the by-pass pumps located throughout the City.
The meeting which was attended by the concerned departments officials, was told that constant traffic rush is being witnessed at By-pass crossing and hundreds of pedestrians including tourists have to bear agonizing discomfort while crossing through the area.
The lengths of roads will be closed as detailed below until the works have been completed - A172 By-pass northbound and southbound between its junctions with the A66 and A1085 Longlands Road.
Also, nothing has been done to traffic-calm the village to try to persuade vehicles travelling between Abergele or St Asaph and Prestatyn to use the by-pass.
The report suggested that angiography would be conducted before undergoing by-pass operation.
There are problems because of the access across the railway bridge and this could be solved by a new by-pass to link up with the island near the Long Shoot.
The little boy suffered head and stomach injuries, while the 13-year-old girl sustained chest and hip injuries in the incident outside Knowsley Safari Park on the Prescot by-pass just after 6pm yesterday.
Llewelyn Jones, admitted driving the Scania articulated low loader on the A483 Welshpool by-pass dangerously.
Jones, 56, of Bryn Mawr, Llanidloes, admitted driving the Scania articulated low loader on the A483 Welshpool by-pass dangerously and he was fined pounds 2,000 with pounds 100 costs.
CHEC) to design and build the North Abaco Port and by-pass road; a bridge between Little and Great Abaco; a port and by-pass highway in Exuma; and the Eleuthera Glass Window Bridge and approaching embankments, reports The Nassau Guardian (March 11, 2011).