What does circuit mean?

Definitions for circuit
ˈsɜr kɪtcir·cuit

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word circuit.

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.

    Etymology: From circuit, from circuit, from circuitus, from circuire, from circum + ire

  2. circuit(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From circuit, from circuit, from circuitus, from circuire, from circum + ire

  3. circuit(Noun)

    That which encircles anything, as a ring or crown.

    Etymology: From circuit, from circuit, from circuitus, from circuire, from circum + ire

  4. circuit(Noun)

    The space enclosed within a circle, or within limits.

    Etymology: From circuit, from circuit, from circuitus, from circuire, from circum + ire

  5. circuit(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From circuit, from circuit, from circuitus, from circuire, from circum + ire

  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.

    Etymology: From circuit, from circuit, from circuitus, from circuire, from circum + ire

  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.

    Etymology: From circuit, from circuit, from circuitus, from circuire, from circum + ire

  8. circuit(Noun)

    A district in which an itinerant preacher labors.

    Etymology: From circuit, from circuit, from circuitus, from circuire, from circum + ire

  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.

    Etymology: From circuit, from circuit, from circuitus, from circuire, from circum + ire

  10. circuit(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From circuit, from circuit, from circuitus, from circuire, from circum + ire

  11. circuit(Verb)

    To travel around.

    Having circuited the air.

    Etymology: From circuit, from circuit, from circuitus, from circuire, from circum + ire

  12. circuit(Noun)

    circumlocution

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Circuit(noun)

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

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

  3. Circuit(noun)

    that which encircles anything, as a ring or crown

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

  4. Circuit(noun)

    the space inclosed within a circle, or within limits

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

  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

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

  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

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

  7. Circuit(noun)

    a district in which an itinerant preacher labors

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

  8. Circuit(noun)

    circumlocution

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

  9. Circuit(verb)

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

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

  10. Circuit(verb)

    to travel around

    Etymology: [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 form of lesson plan with a variety of exercises to maintain health with positive music and a motivating instructor with a passion for exercise and people.

    Many gyms and community halls have a circuit group that love to exercise.

    Submitted by MaryC on August 7, 2020  
  2. 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. Edward Kleinbard:

    I would be quite surprised if this case survived the obvious defense by the Justice Department that this is an attempt to short-circuit the regular course of tax collections.

  2. Christopher Kang:

    While Chuck Grassley has moved forward several circuit court nominees without their home state senator's blue slips, doing so to the ranking member of the committee would be a dramatic escalation and slap in the face.

  3. Jerry Coleman:

    Kent Abbott is in the on-deck circuit.

  4. Neil Gorsuch:

    Senator, he has no idea how I’d rule in that case and, senator, I’m not going to say anything here that’s going to give anybody any idea how I’d rule in any case like that that could come before the Supreme Court or my court on the 10th Circuit, it would be grossly improper of a judge to do that. It would be a violation of the separation of powers and judicial independence if someone sitting at this table, in order to get confirmed, had to make promises or commitments about how they’d rule in a case that’s currently pending and likely to make its way to the Supreme Court.

  5. Brett Kavanaugh:

    For 12 years, everyone who has appeared before me on the D.C. Circuit has praised my judicial temperament, that's why I have the unanimous, well qualified rating from The American Bar Association.

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