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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 change in the route has also increased the cost of the bypass by three times.
If a general bus stand is constructed at the west end of the city bypass, it would not only facilitate the citizens but the army personnel as well.
The Philippine government and JICA signed the 9.399 billion yen loan agreement for the third phase of the arterial road bypass project last February.
The bypass road will lessen travel time and ease the transport of goods, 'thus, generating savings on fuel and maintenance cost of vehicles using this route,' Tan noted.
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The 3.8km bypass runs from Whorral Bank roundabout to the A1 trunk road between Fairmoor and Lancaster Park in Northumberland.