circuit, electrical circuit, electric circuit(noun)
an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
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"
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"
the boundary line encompassing an area or object
"he had walked the full circumference of his land"; "a danger to all races over the whole circumference of the globe"
(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
racing circuit, circuit(noun)
a racetrack for automobile races
lap, circle, circuit(verb)
movement once around a course
"he drove an extra lap just for insurance"
make a circuit
"They were circuiting about the state"
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.
That which encircles anything, as a ring or crown.
The space enclosed within a circle, or within limits.
Enclosed path of an electric current, usually designed for a certain function.
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.
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.
To move in a circle; to go round; to circulate.
To travel around.
Having circuited the air.
Origin: From circuit, from circuit, from circuitus, from circuire, from circum + ire
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
the circumference of, or distance round, any space; the measure of a line round an area
that which encircles anything, as a ring or crown
the space inclosed within a circle, or within limits
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
a district in which an itinerant preacher labors
to move in a circle; to go round; to circulate
to travel around
Origin: [F. circuit, fr. L. circuitus, fr. circuire or circumire to go around; circum around + ire to go.]
A circuit was a historical political division of China, and is still a Japanese one. In Korea, the same word 道 is translated as "province".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sėr′kit, n. the act of moving round: area, extent: a round made in the exercise of a calling, esp. the round made by the judges for holding the courts of law: the judges making the round: (Shak.) diadem.—v.t. to go round.—n. Circuiteer′, a judge: one who goes on a circuit.—adj. Circū′itous, round about.—adv. Circū′itously.—n. Circū′ity, motion in a circle: an indirect course.—Make a circuit, to go round. [Fr.,—L. circuitus—circuīre, circum, round, īre, to go.]
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
A conducting path for electric currents properly forming a complete path with ends joined and including generally a generating device of some kind. Part of the conduction may be true and part electrolytic. (See Electrolytic Conduction.) The term has become extended, so that the term is often applied to any portion of a circuit conveniently considered by itself. The simplest example of a complete circuit would be a circular conductor. If rotated in the earth's field so as to cut its lines of force a current would go through it, and it would be an electric circuit. Another example is a galvanic battery with its ends connected by a wire. Here the battery generates the current which, by electrolytic conduction, goes through the battery and by true conduction through the wire. For an example of a portion of a circuit spoken of as "a circuit" see Circuit, Astatic.
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Circuit' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3624
Rank popularity for the word 'Circuit' in Nouns Frequency: #1321
The numerical value of Circuit in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Circuit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Kent Abbott is in the on-deck circuit.
The trend now is we're coming stronger and stronger, monaco is for me the best circuit to drive one... there's no circuit on the calendar that gives me that same feeling, that same adrenaline and that feeling of wanting more.
If the court here strikes down Wisconsin's statute, there would be a split between the 5th Circuit and the 7th Circuit, which could prompt the Supreme Court to take the case up. There's an expectation that the U.S. Supreme Court at some point is going to take on this issue.
Judge Orrick's court is a trial court and it follows the precedents of the 9th Circuit and the Supreme Court. He is not on equal footing of a 9th Circuit judge, in fact his court is inferior to the 9th Circuit, if Orrick has made a mistake of law then the government can count on winning an appeal should it choose to file one.
While the 9th Circuit does seem to consistently have a high reversal rate at the Supreme Court, this is a questionable measure of the 9th Circuit's performance, the Supreme Court hears only a tiny fraction of those cases, maybe a dozen or two, so reversals tell us close to nothing about a circuit's performance except in a handful of cases.
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- kierto, ympärysmittaFinnish
- straumrás, rás, rafstraumsrás, lína, rafrásIcelandic
- circuit, cicluRomanian
- объезд, окружность, обход, вращение, кругооборот, цепь, цикл, периметр, кругRussian
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