circuit


circuit
circuit [sʉr′kit]
n.
[ME < OFr < L circuitus, a going around, circuit < circumire < circum (see CIRCUM-) + ire, to go: see YEAR]
1. the line or the length of the line forming the boundaries of an area
2. the area bounded
3. the act of going around something; course or journey around [the moon's circuit of the earth]
4.
a) the regular journey of a person performing certain duties, as of an itinerant preacher or a judge holding court at designated places
b) the district periodically traveled through in the performance of such duties
c) the route traveled
5. the judicial district of a U.S. Court of Appeals
6.
a) a number of associated theaters at which plays, movies, etc. are shown in turn
b) a group of nightclubs, resorts, etc. at which entertainers appear in turn
c) a sequence of contests or matches held at various places, in which a particular group of athletes compete; also, an association or league of athletic teams [the professional bowlers' circuit]
7. Elec.
a) a complete or partial path over which current may flow
b) any hookup, wiring, etc. that is connected into this path, as for radio, television, or sound reproduction
vi.
to go in a circuit
vt.
to make a circuit about
SYN.- CIRCUMFERENCE
circuital
adj.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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