Associations to the word «Circuit»


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.
CIRCUIT, noun. The circumference of, or distance around, any space; the measure of a line around an area.
CIRCUIT, noun. That which encircles anything, as a ring or crown.
CIRCUIT, noun. The space enclosed within a circle, or within limits.
CIRCUIT, noun. (electricity) Enclosed path of an electric current, usually designed for a certain function.
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.
CIRCUIT, noun. (legal) A certain division of a state or country, established by law for a judge or judges to visit, for the administration of justice.
CIRCUIT, noun. (legal) Abbreviation of circuit court.
CIRCUIT, noun. (Methodist Church) A district in which an itinerant preacher labors.
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.
CIRCUIT, noun. (obsolete) circumlocution
CIRCUIT, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To move in a circle; to go round; to circulate.
CIRCUIT, verb. (obsolete) To travel around.
CIRCUIT BENDING, noun. The creative short-circuiting of electronic devices such as children's toys and small digital synthesizers in order to create new musical or visual instruments.
CIRCUIT BOARD, noun. A board on which electronic components and their interconnecting circuits are mounted or etched
CIRCUIT BOARDS, noun. Plural of circuit board
CIRCUIT BREAKER, noun. (electrical engineering) An electrical switch capable of opening and closing an electrical circuit in all operating conditions, including fault situations.
CIRCUIT BREAKERS, noun. Plural of circuit breaker
CIRCUIT COURT, noun. (legal) A court that sits at more than one location in the district that it serves.
CIRCUIT COURTS, noun. Plural of circuit court
CIRCUIT RACE, noun. (bicycle racing) A mass-start road-cycle race somewhat similar to a criterium in that it consists of several laps of a closed circuit, but where the length of each circuit or lap is slightly longer, up to a couple of miles per lap.
CIRCUIT RIDER, noun. An itinerant preacher, especially a Methodist.
CIRCUIT RIDER, noun. (US) A judge who holds court in a series of towns.
CIRCUIT RIDER, noun. (computing) A computer consultant who advises non-profit organizations.
CIRCUIT RIDERS, noun. Plural of circuit rider
CIRCUIT SLUGGER, noun. (baseball) (idiomatic) A talented baseball batter that hits home runs.
CIRCUIT TRAINING, noun. A form of exercise involving a variety of different disciplines, each a few minutes long.

Dictionary definition

CIRCUIT, noun. An electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow.
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".
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".
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".
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.
CIRCUIT, noun. A racetrack for automobile races.
CIRCUIT, noun. Movement once around a course; "he drove an extra lap just for insurance".
CIRCUIT, verb. Make a circuit; "They were circuiting about the state".

Wise words

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