Shunt vs Stent - What's the difference?

shunt | stent |


As verbs the difference between shunt and stent

is that shunt is (obsolete|uk|dialect) to turn away or aside while stent is (archaic) to keep within limits; to restrain; to cause to stop, or cease; to stint.

As nouns the difference between shunt and stent

is that shunt is a switch on a railway while stent is a slender tube inserted into a blood vessel, a ureter or the oesophagus in order to provide support and to prevent disease-induced closure or stent can be (archaic) an allotted portion; a stint.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

shunt

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • (obsolete, UK, dialect) To turn away or aside.
  • (obsolete, UK, dialect) To cause to move suddenly; to give a sudden start to; to shove.
  • (Ash)
  • To move a train from one track to another, or to move carriages etc from one train to another.
  • To divert electric current by providing an alternative path.
  • To divert the flow of a body fluid using surgery.
  • To move data in memory to a physical disk.
  • (informal, British) To have a minor collision, especially in a motor car.
  • To provide with a shunt.
  • to shunt a galvanometer

    Noun

    (wikipedia shunt) (en noun)
  • A switch on a railway
  • A connection used as an alternative path between parts of an electric circuit
  • A passage between body channels constructed surgically as a bypass
  • (informal, British) A minor collision
  • (firearms) The shifting of the studs on a projectile from the deep to the shallow sides of the grooves in its discharge from a shunt gun.
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    stent

    English

    (wikipedia stent)

    Etymology 1

    Unclear. Possibly named after dentist Charles Stent.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A slender tube inserted into a blood vessel, a ureter or the oesophagus in order to provide support and to prevent disease-induced closure.
  • * 2006 New York Times
  • Tiny metal sleeves placed in arteries to keep blood flowing, stents have become such a popular quick fix for clogged coronary vessels that Americans will receive more than 1.5 million of them this year.

    Etymology 2

    See stint.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (archaic) An allotted portion; a stint.
  • :* {{quote-book
  • , year=1905 , year_published=2009 , edition=Reprint , editor= , author=Annie Hamilton Donnell , title=Rebecca Marry , chapter=The Hundred and Oneth citation , genre=Fiction , publisher=Project Gutenberg , isbn= , page= , passage=The hundred-and-oneth stitch was my stent , and it's done. I'm not ever going to take the hundred and twoth. I've decided. }}

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (archaic) To keep within limits; to restrain; to cause to stop, or cease; to stint.
  • * Spenser
  • Yet n'ould she stent / Her bitter railing and foule revilement.
  • (archaic) To stint; to stop; to cease.
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