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I'm trying to think practically about how a circuit might get implemented on a real world quantum computer and have a specific question about circuit set-up. Imagine my computer is such that I can only probabilistically create entanglement. Thus, rather than trying to perform entanglement steps mid-circuit, I rather try and create a bunch of entangled pairs in advance and then - depending on which qubits were pairwise entangled - perform the circuit using those pairs.

Is it possible to reformulate any circuit such that it can be run with qubits that were entangled in the first step?

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Yes. What you are looking for is called Measurement-based quantum computing, also called one-way quantum computing.

The wikipedia page is quite instructive https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-way_quantum_computer

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