1 an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow [syn: electrical circuit, electric circuit]
2 a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area; "they took an extended tour of Europe"; "we took a quick circuit of the park"; "a ten-day coach circuit of the island" [syn: tour]
3 an established itinerary of venues or events that a particular group of people travel to; "she's a familiar name on the club circuit"; "on the lecture circuit"; "the judge makes a circuit of the courts in his district"; "the international tennis circuit"
4 (law) a judicial division of a state or the United States (so-called because originally judges traveled and held court in different locations); one of the twelve groups of states in the United States that is covered by a particular circuit court of appeals
5 a racetrack for automobile races [syn: racing circuit]
6 movement once around a course; "he drove an extra lap just for insurance" [syn: lap, circle] v : make a circuit; "They were circuiting about the state"
- Rhymes: -ɜː(r)kɪt
- The act of moving or revolving around, or as in a circle or orbit; a revolution; as, the periodical circuit of the earth around the sun.
- The circumference of, or
distance around, any
space; the measure of a
line around an area.
- The circuit or compass of Ireland is 1,800 miles. J. Stow.
- That which encircles anything, as a ring or crown.
- The space enclosed within a circle, or within limits.
- 1592, "Fondling," she saith, "since I have hemm'd thee here Within the circuit of this ivory pale, I'll be a park, and thou shalt be my deer: Feed where thou wilt, on mountain, or in dale; Graze on my lips; and if those hills be dry, Stray lower, where the pleasant fountains lie. — William Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis, Stanza 39, line 229.
- A circuit wide enclosed with goodliest trees.
- A regular or appointed journeying from place to place in the exercise of one's calling, as of a judge, or a preacher.
- A certain division of a state or country, established by law for a judge or judges to visit, for the administration of justice.
- (Methodist Church) A district in which an itinerant preacher labors.
- By analogy to the proceeding three, a set of theaters among which the same acts circulate; especially common in the heyday of vaudeville.
- In the context of "intransitive|obsolete": To move in a circle; to go round; to circulate.
- To travel around.
- Having circuited the air.
Circuit may mean:
- Circuit (Band)
- Circuit (airfield)
- Circuit court
- Circuit (film)
- Circuit (film character)
- Circuit (theater), a group of theaters among which the same acts circulate, especially in vaudeville
- Circuit (LCMS), local grouping of congregations in the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
- Circuit party, a gay dance event
- Circuit (subnational entity)
- Circuit (graph theory)
- Circuit complexity, studied in Computational Complexity
- Electrical circuit
- Formula One circuits
- Hydraulic circuit
- Kart circuits
- Neuronal circuit
- Pneumatic circuit
- Race track
- The Circuit, an Australian TV show
- The Circuit, poker radio show
- Matroid circuit, a mathematical object
See alsoThe Circuit
circuit in Catalan: Circuit
circuit in Danish: Kredsløb
circuit in German: Schaltung
circuit in Spanish: Circuito
circuit in French: Circuit
circuit in Italian: Circuito
circuit in Dutch: Circuit
circuit in Japanese: 回路
circuit in Portuguese: Circuito
circuit in Romanian: Circuit
circuit in Slovak: Obvod
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