Definitions for Circuitˈsɜr kɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cir•cuitˈsɜr kɪt(n.)

  1. an act or instance of going or moving around.

  2. a circular journey; round.

  3. a roundabout journey or course.

  4. a periodical journey from place to place, as by judges to hold court, ministers to preach, or salespeople covering a route. the persons making such a journey. the route followed or district covered.

  5. the line bounding any area or object; the distance about an area or object.

  6. the complete path of an electric current, including the generating apparatus, intervening resistors, or capacitors. any well-defined segment of a complete circuit.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  7. a means of transmitting communication signals or messages, usu. comprising two channels for interactive communication.

    Category: Telegraphy and Telephony

  8. a number of theaters, clubs, parks, or the like controlled by one management, devoted to one pursuit, or visited in turn by the same participants.

    Category: Showbiz

  9. a league or association:

    a softball circuit.

  10. (v.t.)to go or move around; make the circuit of.

  11. (v.i.)to go or move in a circuit.

Origin of circuit:

1350–1400; ME < L circuitus, var. of circumitus circular motion, cycle <circu(m)i-, var. s. of circu(m)īre to go round, circle (circum-circum - +īre to go); cf. ambit , exit1

cir′cuit•al(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. circuit, electrical circuit, electric circuit(noun)

    an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow

  2. tour, circuit(noun)

    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"

  3. circuit(noun)

    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. circumference, circuit(noun)

    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"

  5. circuit(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

  6. racing circuit, circuit(noun)

    a racetrack for automobile races

  7. lap, circle, circuit(verb)

    movement once around a course

    "he drove an extra lap just for insurance"

  8. circuit(verb)

    make a circuit

    "They were circuiting about the state"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. circuit(noun)ˈsɜr kɪt

    a regular set of events or places for people involved in a particular activity

    the international tennis circuit

  2. circuitˈsɜr kɪt

    a closed path of electrical current

    ***an electrical circuit

Wiktionary

  1. circuit(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.

  2. circuit(Noun)

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

  3. circuit(Noun)

    That which encircles anything, as a ring or crown.

  4. circuit(Noun)

    The space enclosed within a circle, or within limits.

  5. circuit(Noun)

    Enclosed path of an electric current, usually designed for a certain function.

  6. circuit(Noun)

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

  7. circuit(Noun)

    A certain division of a state or country, established by law for a judge or judges to visit, for the administration of justice.

  8. circuit(Noun)

    A district in which an itinerant preacher labors.

  9. circuit(Noun)

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

  10. circuit(Verb)

    To move in a circle; to go round; to circulate.

  11. circuit(Verb)

    To travel around.

    Having circuited the air.

  12. circuit(Noun)

    circumlocution

  13. Origin: From circuit, from circuit, from circuitus, from circuire, from circum + ire

Webster Dictionary

  1. Circuit(noun)

    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. Circuit(noun)

    the circumference of, or distance round, any space; the measure of a line round an area

  3. Circuit(noun)

    that which encircles anything, as a ring or crown

  4. Circuit(noun)

    the space inclosed within a circle, or within limits

  5. Circuit(noun)

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

  6. Circuit(noun)

    a certain division of a state or country, established by law for a judge or judges to visit, for the administration of justice

  7. Circuit(noun)

    a district in which an itinerant preacher labors

  8. Circuit(noun)

    circumlocution

  9. Circuit(verb)

    to move in a circle; to go round; to circulate

  10. Circuit(verb)

    to travel around

Freebase

  1. Circuit

    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".

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Circuit

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Circuit' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3624

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Circuit' in Nouns Frequency: #1321


Translations for Circuit

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

circuit(noun)

a journey or course round something

the earth's circuit round the sun; three circuits of the race-track.

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