Definitions of circuit

  1. movement once around a course; "he drove an extra lap just for insurance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. make a circuit; "They were circuiting about the state" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. (British) a racetrack for automobile races Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (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 Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a racetrack for automobile races Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The circumference of, or distance round, any space; the measure of a line round an area. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. That which encircles anything, as a ring or crown. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The space inclosed within a circle, or within limits. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A regular or appointed journeying from place to place in the exercise of one's calling, as of a judge, or a preacher. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A certain division of a state or country, established by law for a judge or judges to visit, for the administration of justice. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A district in which an itinerant preacher labors. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Circumlocution. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. To move in a circle; to go round; to circulate. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To travel around. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. The act of going round anything; the arrangement by which an electrical current is kept up between the two poles of a battery or machine; the path of the electric current; circumference; compass; a route over which one passes regularly at intervals; a district, within certain boundaries, as that assigned to a judge. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. The path or course of an electric current. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  21. Round travelled over; surrounding region. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. A passing or traveling round; distance around; district traveled over. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. The entire course of an electric current. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. The act of moving or passing round; way round about; the space enclosed in a circle, or within certain limits; that which encircles, or the boundary; the periodical visitation of a judge or judges for holding assizes; the district in which they administer justice. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. To move in a circle; to go round. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. The act of moving or passing round; the space enclosed by a circle; a ring; the journey of the judges in holding courts in different parts of a country. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. the apparent diurnal revolution of the sun round the earth ( Psalms 19:6 ), and the changes of the wind (Eccl 1:6 ). In Job 22:14 , "in the circuit of heaven" (RSV marg., "on the vault of heaven") means the "arch of heaven," which seems to be bent over our heads. biblestudytools.com
  28. 1. A communications path in a circuitswitching network.2. A complete path through which an electriccurrent can flow.The term is used loosely for any device or subsystem usingelectrical or electronic components. E.g. "That lightningbolt fried the circuits in my GPS receiver". An integratedcircuit (IC) contains components built on a Silicon die. foldoc_fs
  29. s[.e]r'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. CIRC[=U]'ITOUS, round about.--adv. CIRC[=U]'ITOUSLY.--n. CIRC[=U]'ITY, motion in a circle: an indirect course.--MAKE A CIRCUIT, to go round. [Fr.,--L. circuitus--circu[=i]re, circum, round, [=i]re, to go.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  30. In pathological language, generally means 'period,' course.' Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  31. [Latin] A path which returns upon itself; particularly, such a path consisting of conducting material through which a galvanic current is made to pass ( Galvanic c.). The c. is Open (or Broken or Interrupted) when there is a break in its continuity preventing the passage of the current; Closed, when it is s continuous and the current passes through it. Short c., a c. formed between the two branches of another c. at some point short of the terminals, so that the current fails to reach the latter; also a c. formed within the battery-cell, the current passing from zinc to collecting plate and from plate directly back to zinc. na
  32. Line enclosing an area, distance round; area enclosed; roundabout journey; sequence of changes, acts, &c.; journey of judge in particular district to hold courts, this district (eight in Eng. & Wales), the barristers (member of a c.) making the c.; Methodist-Church district with series of itinerant preachers; (Electr.) path of current (short c., faulty shortening of a c. by defective insulation). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  33. The course of an electric current. American pocket medical dictionary.
  34. The act of moving around continuously in a more or less circular course. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  35. The course taken in such a motion. Of an electrical current, the chain of objects through which it passes. If the course is continuous it is a closed circuit; if incomplete it is an interrupted circuit, open or broken. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  36. [L.] The continuous path of an electrical current. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  37. n. [Latin] The act of moving or revolving around; —that which incloses or encircles, as a ring, band or crown; —a periodical visitation of certain districts in succession as by judges, &c.; —the district thus visited; —a round about mode of reasoning or speech; --circumlocution. Cabinet Dictionary
  38. The act of moving round any thing; the space inclosed in a circle; space, extent, measured by travelling round; a ring, a diadem; the visitation of the judges for holding assizes. Complete Dictionary

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