Definition of Circuit

1. Noun. An electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow.




2. Verb. Make a circuit. "They were circuiting about the state"
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel

3. Noun. A journey or route all the way around a particular place or area. "A ten-day coach circuit of the island"
Exact synonyms: Tour
Specialized synonyms: Walkabout, Grand Tour, Grand Tour, Itineration, Package Holiday, Package Tour, Pub Crawl, Whistle-stop Tour
Generic synonyms: Journey, Journeying
Derivative terms: Tour, Tourist

4. Noun. An established itinerary of venues or events that a particular group of people travel to. "The international tennis circuit"
Generic synonyms: Itinerary, Path, Route

5. Noun. The boundary line encompassing an area or object. "A danger to all races over the whole circumference of the globe"
Exact synonyms: Circumference
Generic synonyms: Border, Borderline, Boundary Line, Delimitation, Mete
Derivative terms: Circumferent, Circumferential

6. Noun. (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.
Generic synonyms: Group, Grouping
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

7. Noun. A racetrack for automobile races.

8. Noun. Movement once around a course. "He drove an extra lap just for insurance"
Exact synonyms: Circle, Lap
Generic synonyms: Locomotion, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Pace Lap, Lap Of Honour, Victory Lap
Derivative terms: Circle, Circle, Circular, Circulate

Definition of Circuit

1. n. The act of moving or revolving around, or as in a circle or orbit; a revolution; as, the periodical circuit of the earth round the sun.

2. v. i. To move in a circle; to go round; to circulate.

3. v. t. To travel around.

Definition of Circuit

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. The circumference of, or distance around, any space; the measure of a line around an area. ¹

3. Noun. That which encircles anything, as a ring or crown. ¹

4. Noun. The space enclosed within a circle, or within limits. ¹

5. Noun. (electricity) Enclosed path of an electric current, usually designed for a certain function. ¹

6. Noun. A regular or appointed journeying from place to place in the exercise of one's calling, as of a judge, or a preacher. ¹

7. Noun. (legal) A certain division of a state or country, established by law for a judge or judges to visit, for the administration of justice. ¹

8. Noun. (context: Methodist Church) A district in which an itinerant preacher labors. ¹

9. Noun. By analogy to the proceeding three, a set of theaters among which the same acts circulate; especially common in the heyday of vaudeville. ¹

10. Noun. (obsolete) circumlocution ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To move in a circle; to go round; to circulate. ¹

12. Verb. (obsolete) To travel around. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Circuit

1. to move around [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Circuit

1. The path or course of flow of cases or electric or other currents. Origin: L. Circuitus, a going round, fr. Circum, around, + eo, pp. Itus, to go (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Circuit

circline
circlines
circling
circling disease
circling the drain
circling the wagons
circlings
circlip
circlips
circocele
circoceles
circoviridae
circoviridae infections
circovirus
circs
circuit (current term)
circuit-breaker
circuit bending
circuit board
circuit boards
circuit breaker
circuit breakers
circuit card
circuit court
circuit court of appeals
circuit courts
circuit race
circuit rider
circuit slugger
circuit training

Literary usage of Circuit

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions by European Orthodontic Society, Lina Oswald, Northern Ohio Dental Society, Ossory Archaeological Society, Wentworth Historical Society, Society of Automobile Engineers (1918)
"By AIEE RATING AND SELECTION OF OIL circuit BREAKERS BY EM HEWLETT, JN MAHONEY AND GA BURNHAM ABSTRACT OF PAPER On account of the variable conditions in ..."

2. Transactionsby European Orthodontic Society, Ossianic Society, North of England Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society, University of Glasgow Oriental Society, Wentworth Historical Society, American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Homoeopathic Medical by European Orthodontic Society, Ossianic Society, North of England Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society, University of Glasgow Oriental Society, Wentworth Historical Society, American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Homoeopathic Medical Society of t (1869)
"242 1948 Breaker for 15000-Volt Services, A Magnetic-Type Air circuit. ... 463 1945 Breaker for Steel-Mill Service, A 500000-Kva 7.5 Kv Air circuit. ..."

3. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1881)
"It is manifest that the action of the circuit is independent of the form of the surface ... The magnetic force due to the circuit at any point is therefore ..."

4. Bulletin by Tennessee Division of Geology, Geological Survey, Division of Geology, Tennessee (1910)
"The amount thus ascertained shall be certified by the Clerk of the circuit Court to the County Court, which court shall thereafter proceed as if such amount ..."

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