circuit

[ sur-kit ]
/ ˈsɜr kɪt /
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noun

verb (used with object)

to go or move around; make the circuit of.

verb (used without object)

to go or move in a circuit.

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Idioms for circuit

    ride circuit, Law. (of a judge) to travel a judicial county or district in order to conduct judicial proceedings.

Origin of circuit

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin circuitus, variant of circumitus circular motion, cycle, equivalent to circu(m)i-, variant stem of circu(m)īre to go round, circle (circum-circum- + īre to go) + -tus suffix of v. action; cf. ambit, exit1

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British Dictionary definitions for circuit

circuit
/ (ˈsɜːkɪt) /

noun

verb

to make or travel in a circuit around (something)

Derived forms of circuit

circuital, adjective

Word Origin for circuit

C14: from Latin circuitus a going around, from circumīre, from circum around + īre to go
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Scientific definitions for circuit

circuit
[ sûrkĭt ]

A closed path through which an electric current flows or may flow.♦ Circuits in which a power source is connected to two or more components (such as light bulbs, or logic gates in a computer circuit), one after the other, are called series circuits. If the circuit is broken, none of the components receives a current. Circuits in which a power source is directly connected to two or more components are called parallel circuits. If a break occurs in the circuit, only the component along whose path the break occurs stops receiving a current.
A system of electrically connected parts or devices.
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