What does Circuit mean?

Definitions for Circuit
ˈsɜr kɪtCir·cuit

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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"

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

  11. Origin: [F. circuit, fr. L. circuitus, fr. circuire or circumire to go around; circum around + ire to go.]

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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Circuit

    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. circuituscircuīre, circum, round, īre, to go.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. circuit

    A type of electrical device created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.

    The electricity supply had a circuit within the mechanism.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 16, 2020  

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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

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How to say Circuit in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Circuit in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Circuit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Circuit in a Sentence

  1. Clive Standen:

    It’s nothing too crazy, most of my stuff is cardio and circuit training. It’s not traditional bodybuilding.

  2. Kurri Kupec:

    Neomi Rao is a renowned constitutional and administrative law expert. That is why the President nominated Neomi Rao to the D.C. Circuit. The views Neomi Rao expressed a quarter century ago as a college student writing for her student newspaper were intentionally provocative, designed to raise questions and push back against liberal elitism that dominated Neomi Rao campus at the time, more than two decades later, Neomi Rao views can be found in Neomi Rao numerous academic articles and speeches. We are confident Neomi Rao will make an exemplary judge on the D.C Circuit.

  3. Dow Chemical spokeswoman Rachelle Schikorra:

    We are reviewing our further appellate options, including seeking rehearing by the Tenth Circuit and/or review by the U.S. Supreme Court.

  4. The Missouri Supreme Court:

    To help restore public trust and confidence in the Ferguson municipal court division, the Supreme Court of Missouri today transferred Judge Roy L. Richter of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, to the St. Louis County Circuit Court, where he will be assigned to hear all of Ferguson's pending and future municipal division cases, extraordinary action is warranted in Ferguson, but the court also is examining reforms that are needed on a statewide basis.

  5. Daniel Ricciardo:

    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.

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