circuit, electrical

A complete, unbroken path of conducting material (see conductor) over which an electrical current (see also current) can move. Every circuit has a source (such as a generator) to produce the current and a load where the energy is expended.


Nearby words

  1. circuit edges,
  2. circuit judge,
  3. circuit rider,
  4. circuit training,
  5. circuit, electric,
  6. circuiter,
  7. circuitous,
  8. circuitry,
  9. circuity,
  10. circulable

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.