- Also called electric circuit. the complete path of an electric current, including the generating apparatus, intervening resistors, or capacitors.
- any well-defined segment of a complete circuit.
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What these brain circuits actually do is calculate an estimated reward, based on your knowledge, expectations, and decisions, versus what actually happens.This Is How Your Brain Responds to Social Influence|Shelly Fan|August 25, 2020|Singularity Hub
In a recent study, we reported how we managed to extract copper from discarded computer circuit boards using this method and recycle it into high-quality foil.We’re Using Microbes to Clean Up Toxic Electronic Waste. Here’s How|Sebastien Farnaud|August 20, 2020|Singularity Hub
Such circuits could be built into small, portable devices, and would carry out complex computational tasks that today only supercomputers can handle.
SDG&E has increased its capacity to modify grids and move power loads to other circuits, Winn said.
This means that its effect is temporary, giving the neural circuit breathing room to readjust its activity.Scientists Used Dopamine to Seamlessly Merge Artificial and Biological Neurons|Shelly Fan|June 23, 2020|Singularity Hub
He went on to be a star on the international circuit all the way until his retirement in 2013.
And in September 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ordered the release of a 21-photo subset.The Detainee Abuse Photos Obama Didn’t Want You To See|Noah Shachtman, Tim Mak|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She made the talk show circuit and wrote a book that garnered her a reported $4,000,000 advance.
Take the case of Herx v. Diocese of Fort Wayne, an employment discrimination suit in the Seventh Circuit.Catholic Church: Religious Freedom Trumps Civil Rights|Jay Michaelson|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Justice Sotomayor stopped gay marriages in Kansas before they even start thanks to a split among circuit courts.
This Isthmus has a circuit of fully five hundred leagues and is occupied by the Soriquois tribe.
There are nine of these courts, one for each circuit into which the United States is divided.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
At a circuit dinner, a counsellor observed to another, "I shall certainly hang your client."
On a rocky islet in the centre of a fresh water pond two miles in circuit they commenced erecting a fort and store house.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
An attorney traveling with his clerk to the circuit, the latter asked his master what was the chief point in a lawsuit.
British Dictionary definitions for circuit
- a complete route or course, esp one that is curved or circular or that lies around an object
- the area enclosed within such a route
- a complete path through which an electric current can flow
- (as modifier)a circuit diagram
- a periodical journey around an area, as made by judges, salesmen, etc
- the route traversed or places visited on such a journey
- the persons making such a journey
- a series of tournaments in which the same players regularly take partthe international tennis circuit
- the circuit the contestants who take part in such a series