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circuit

Noun

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"

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. That which encircles anything, as a ring or crown.
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  4. The space enclosed within a circle, or within limits.
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  5. A regular or appointed journeying from place to place in the exercise of one's calling, as of a judge, or a preacher.
  6. A certain division of a state or country, established by law for a judge or judges to visit, for the administration of justice.
  7. (Methodist Church) A district in which an itinerant preacher labors.
  8. By analogy to the proceeding three, a set of theaters among which the same acts circulate; especially common in the heyday of vaudeville.
  9. Circumlocution.

Verb

  1. In the context of "intransitive|obsolete": To move in a circle; to go round; to circulate.
  2. To travel around.
    Having circuited the air.

Extensive Definition

Circuit may mean:
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

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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