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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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The roughly 250m long fish bypass is a combination of trough bypass channel with natural stone rows as well as a vertical slot pass made of concrete.
On the first day of the ride, the Triple Bypass took Derrick Strauss and other riders on a western route, spanning from Evergreen to Avon, over three mountain passes and with a 10,000 foot elevation gain.
With so many more people seeking gastric bypass each year, we can improve the long-term outcome of gastric bypass by keeping up with patients as they figure out their new lifestyle.
The majority of people want the bypass built and the views of one man should not be allowed to stop it.
In addition to an adjustable bypass gap on one side of a filter, several bypass gap geometries were tested.
Angus Council said: "When the bypass was planned, bus company Strathtay indicated all buses would use this route, so shelters were erected.
Walsall Council wants to built the bypass in a major bid to tackle traffic congestion in Brownhills.
We wanted to show the world that there could be a new life after bypass surgery and that, with proper care, the mind and body could accomplish wondrous things,'' says George Simon of Sherman Oaks, who ran the first leg on that historic team.
Many insurers already cover a variety of weight-related procedures, services and medications, including gastric bypass surgery, weight-loss programs and other treatments.
Campaigners battling for one of the North's major traffic routes to be dualled say highways bosses are on the wrong track over plans to bypass the only community still cut in half by the road.