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Trying to find the best way of describing a circuit that uses multiple separate physical paths to reduce effect of inductance on by HF signals.

Is there a term for such?

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"parallel return paths"? –  The Photon Jan 10 '13 at 18:31

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It's well understood that parallel inductances present a lower effective inductance. An engineer would call such a circuit simply "parallel", or since this is usually done with capacitors, "parallel capacitors", and the aim of reducing inductance is obvious.

Incidentally, it also increases capacitance, but arguably that's the same thing: making the reactance at some frequency of interest more capacitive, or equivalently, less inductive.

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