metallic circuit

metallic circuit

[mə′tal·ik ′sər·kət]
(electricity)
Wire circuit of which the ground or earth forms no part.
References in classic literature ?
In this period came the multiple switchboard, copper wire, girl operators, underground cables, metallic circuit, common battery, and the long-distance lines.
If the conductivities of the conducting strip and ground plane surfaces are known, the metallic circuit losses can be calculated as developed in Appendix B.
Cellphones, laptops, tablets, and many other electronics rely on their internal metallic circuits to process information at high speed.
Purdue researchers have addressed both of these issues -- roughness and low resolution -- with a new large-scale fabrication method that enables the forming of smooth metallic circuits at the nanoscale using conventional carbon dioxide lasers, which are already common for industrial cutting and engraving.
Essentially, three types of telephone lines are used to transmit burglar alarm signals: metallic circuits, voice-grade lines, and a switched network.
Metallic circuits are pairs of copper wires that connect the protected premises directly to the central station.
Voice-grade lines are similar to metallic circuits in that they are leased from the telephone company and dedicated to alarm signal transmission.