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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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Blood pressure measurements were performed pre bypass, immediately after coming off by pass, at 5 minutes and at 1 hourly interval for 3 hours.
There will be no pavements on the A498 and no roundabout at the A497/A498 junction is planned as part of the bypass works.
The full filter tests were also removed from this matrix because they were difficult to perform due to the bypass gap (elevated downstream particle counts due to dust re-suspension).
The council will not be erecting shelters on the bypass.
Phil Whitehouse, chairman of SCAR, said: "Yet again it was fantastic to see so many people from the Stonnall area turn out to support the campaign to stop the bypass being built.
Now 82, Simon was invited this month by the Preventive & Rehabilitative Cardiac Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to be the first bypass patient to ever make a presentation at the hospital's annual patient education lecture.
Currently, Medicare covers gastric bypass and other obesity surgeries only if the patient has another obesity-related illness such as diabetes or heart disease.
They were told last month that the bypass would finally be built - but work will not start on it for at least another four years.
One switch would take the place of the multiple port bypass circuits and the three-port mini hub on the interface electronics card for each of the two FC-AL loops.
In conventional bypass surgery, a doctor cuts a 30.
Their combined estates are large enough to require them to pay estate taxes, but each spouse has insufficient separate assets--other than retirement benefits--to fund a bypass trust that could minimize or eliminate the tax bill.
On Y's death, the promissory note and $150,000 in community property assets pass to the bypass trust established in Y's will to fully use the $650,000 AEA.