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Circuit Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    circuit n
  1. an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow [syn: electrical circuit, electric circuit}]
  2. 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" [syn: tour]
  3. 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. (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
  5. a racetrack for automobile races [syn: racing circuit]
  6. movement once around a course; "he drove an extra lap just for insurance" [syn: lap, circle] v : make a circuit; "They were circuiting about the state"
Circuit Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Circuit \Cir"cuit\, n. [F. circuit, fr. L. circuitus, fr. circuire or circumire to go around; circum around + ire to go.]
  1. 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. --Watts.
  2. The circumference of, or distance round, any space; the measure of a line round an area. The circuit or compass of Ireland is 1,800 miles. --J. Stow.
  3. That which encircles anything, as a ring or crown. The golden circuit on my head. --Shak.
  4. The space inclosed within a circle, or within limits. A circuit wide inclosed with goodliest trees. --Milton.
  5. A regular or appointed journeying from place to place in the exercise of one's calling, as of a judge, or a preacher. 6. (a) (Law) A certain division of a state or country, established by law for a judge or judges to visit, for the administration of justice. --Bouvier. (b) (Methodist Church) A district in which an itinerant preacher labors.
  6. Circumlocution. [Obs.] ``Thou hast used no circuit of words.'' --Huloet. Circuit court (Law), a court which sits successively in different places in its circuit (see Circuit, 6). In the United States, the federal circuit courts are commonly presided over by a judge of the supreme court, or a special circuit judge, together with the judge of the

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  • Circuit: Circuit may mean. In science and technology. Circuit theory , the theory of accomplishing work by routing electrons, gas, fluids, or other ...
  • Integrated circuit: An integrated circuit or monolithic integrated circuit (also referred to as IC, chip, and microchip) is an electronic circuit manufactured ...
  • Electronic circuit: An electronic circuit is composed of individual electronic components, such as resistors , transistors , capacitors , inductors and diodes ...
  • Circuit court: Circuit court is the name of court systems in several common law jurisdictions. History: "ride circuit") each year to hear appeals, rather ...
  • Circuit de la Sarthe: The Circuit des 24 Heures, also known as Circuit de la Sarthe located near Le Mans , France , is a semi-permanent race course most famous ...
  • Telecommunication circuit: A telecommunication circuit is any line, conductor, or other conduit by which information is transmitted . A dedicated circuit, private ...
  • Sepang International Circuit: The Sepang International Circuit (SIC) is a racing circuit in Sepang , Selangor , Malaysia . It is located near Kuala Lumpur International ...

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