What does 'shunt' mean in the context of amplifiers?

So the term 'shunt' is used to mean the following according to the Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shunt_(electrical)

In electronics, a shunt is a device which creates a low-resistance path for electric current, to allow it to pass around another point in the circuit.

However the term 'shunt' seems to mean something else when describing a series-shunt amplifier or a shunt-series amplifier. So what does shunt mean in the context of amplifiers?

• Can you give a link or some expanded context to where you found the term used? See if cc.ee.nchu.edu.tw/~aiclab/teaching/Electronics3/lect08.pdf helps. – Transistor Nov 21 '19 at 21:17
• The wikipedia definition is wrong, in common use "shunt" means parallel, a component placed in parallel can be said to be placed in shunt, and we often call parallel resistors, capacitors, etc shunt resistors, shunt capacitors, and so on... However, there are "shunts" which do as the wiki definition says, typically in the context of power. – Sam Gallagher Nov 22 '19 at 0:25