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Definition of the noun circuit

What does circuit mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: circuits

  1. an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
  2. a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area
    • examples: we took a quick circuit of the park | a ten-day coach circuit of the island
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of circuit: tour
    • more generic words: journey / journeying = the act of traveling from one place to another
    • more specific terms:
      • walkabout = a walking trip or tour
      • grand tour = a sightseeing tour of a building or institution
      • grand tour = an extended cultural tour of Europe taken by wealthy young Englishmen (especially in the 18th century) as part of their education
      • itineration = journeying from place to place preaching or lecturing
      • package holiday / package tour = a tour arranged by a travel agent
      • pub crawl = a tour of bars or public houses
      • whistle-stop tour = a tour by a candidate as part of a political campaign in which a series of small towns are visited
  3. an established itinerary of venues or events that a particular group of people travel to
    • examples: 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
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • more generic words: itinerary / path / route = an established line of travel or access
  4. the boundary line encompassing an area or object
  5. (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
    • domain: jurisprudence / law
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic words: group / grouping = any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
  6. a racetrack for automobile races
  7. movement once around a course
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of circuit: circle / lap
    • more generic words: locomotion / travel = self-propelled movement
    • more specific terms:
      • pace lap = the first lap of a car race that prepares the cars for a fast start
      • lap of honour / victory lap = a lap by the winning person or team run to celebrate the victory

Alternative definition of the noun circuit


  1. 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.
  2. The circumference of, or distance around, any space; the measure of a line around an area.
  3. That which encircles anything, as a ring or crown.
  4. The space enclosed within a circle, or within limits.
  5. [electricity] Enclosed path of an electric current, usually designed for a certain function.
  6. A regular or appointed journeying from place to place in the exercise of one's calling, as of a judge, or a preacher.
  7. [legal] A certain division of a state or country, established by law for a judge or judges to visit, for the administration of justice.
  8. [context: Methodist Church] A district in which an itinerant preacher labors.
  9. By analogy to the proceeding three, a set of theaters among which the same acts circulate; especially common in the heyday of vaudeville.
  10. [obsolete] circumlocution

Specialised definition of the noun circuit

Glossary of sports / cycling

one trip over a course that is traversed more than once during a road race; the equivalent of a lap in track racing

Definition of the verb circuit

What does circuit mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: circuited | circuiting | circuits

  1. make a circuit
    • example: They were circuiting about the state
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: go / locomote / move / travel = change location

Alternative definition of the verb circuit


  1. [intransitive, obsolete] To move in a circle; to go round; to circulate.
  2. [obsolete] To travel around.


  1. "Circuit" is a 2001 gay-themed independent film set in the world of gay circuit parties. Written by Dirk Shafer and Gregory Hinton and directed by Shafer, Circuit follows the lives of several people involved in the circuit party scene. Shot on digital video over a period of six months, Shafer was inspired by circuit party music in crafting the film. Circuit received mixed reviews, with reviewers finding the film too long and the performances of several of the lead actors weak.
  2. "Circuit" is a 2010 drama film written and directed by Xavier Ribera·Perpiña.


"Circuit" is a book by Lawrence Garber.

  • also known as "Circuit: These are the sacred places, Visions before midnight, Death by toilet"


  1. Circuit is a fictional character from the 2003 film Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.
  2. Circuit is a fictional character from the 2012 film Khokababu.
  3. Circuit is a fictional character from the 2011 film Uppi Dada M.B.B.S.

There are other characters with in their name, like Circuit Breaker and Circuit-Breaker.


  1. "Circuit" is a musical single of Rule of Eight.
    • released in
  2. "Circuit" is a musical album of Landing.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  3. "Circuit" is a musical album of James Ruskin.
  4. "Circuit" is a 2007 single album by David Rubato.
    • released in (8 years ago)
  5. "Circuit" a.k.a. "Circuit, Lap 2" is a musical single of David Rubato.
    • released in (7 years ago)


Circuit is a musical group.


Circuit is a record label.


  1. Circuit: A circuit; Japanese: dō) was a historical political division of China, and is a term for an administrative unit still used in Japan. In Korea, the same word 道 is translated as "province".
  2. Circuit: In theoretical computer science, a circuit is a model of computation in which input values proceed through a sequence of gates, each of which computes a function. Circuits of this kind provide a generalization of Boolean circuits and a mathematical model for digital logic circuits. Circuits are defined by the gates they contain and the values the gates can produce. For example, the values in a Boolean circuit are boolean values, and the circuit includes conjunction, disjunction, and negation gates. The values in an integer circuit are sets of integers and the gates compute set union, set intersection, and set complement, as well as the arithmetic operations addition and multiplication.
  3. Circuit: A circuit, in the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, is a local grouping of congregations within one of the Synod's 35 districts. Circuits typically include 8 to 12 congregations. In order to send a pair of delegates to the triennial Synodical convention, a circuit must have between seven and twenty congregations with a combined total of between 1,500 and 10,000 confirmed members; however, Synod by-laws allow the president of the Synod to make exceptions upon the request of a district's board of directors. In some situations where a circuit includes numerous small congregations spread over a large area, the circuit may be subdivided for visitation purposes but still count as a single circuit for voting purposes.

Phrases with Circuit

Phrases starting with the word Circuit:

  1. circuit card
  2. Circuit Race
  3. circuit board
  4. Circuit court
  5. Circuit rider

Phrases ending with the word Circuit:

  1. or circuit
  2. AND circuit
  3. xor circuit
  4. nand circuit
  5. open circuit
  6. tank circuit
  7. x-or circuit
  8. light circuit
  9. short circuit
  10. short-circuit
  11. shunt circuit
  12. borsht circuit
  13. bridge circuit
  14. closed circuit
  15. closed-circuit

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Circuit

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Google previewCode of Federal Regulations (1970)


A circuit is a conducting part or a system of conducting parts through which an electric current is intended to flow. (k) Feeder (in interior wiring).

Branch circuit. A branch circuit is that portion of a wiring System extending beyond the ...

Google previewThe Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America (1963)

A circuit is a conducting part or a system of conducting parts through which an electric current is intended to flow. (k) Feeder...

A branch circuit is that portion of a wiring system extending beyond the final overcurrent device protecting the circuit.

Google previewComputing and Combinatorics (2015)

21st International Conference, COCOON 2015, Beijing, China, August 4-6, 2015, Proceedings by Dachuan Xu, Donglei Du, Dingzhu Du

A skew arithmetical circuit is an arithmetic circuit (as defined in the first paragraph of the introduction) such that for every multiplication gate, one of its input...

Google previewSwitching Theory (2004)

Insight Through Predicate Logic by Shimon Peter Vingron

The framed circuit is the circuit we called a priority- AND in Fig.

Google previewLogic-Based Artificial Intelligence (2000)

by Jack Minker

A Boolean circuit is a directed, acyclic graph C = (V,E), where the nodes V are called gates. Each gate v 6 V has a type...

Google previewComputer Engineering Reference Manual for the Electrical and Computer PE Exam (2010)

by John A. Camara, PE

PULSE CIRCUIT FUNDAMENTALS A pulse circuit is any active electrical network designed to respond to discrete pulses of...

Google previewElectrical and Electronics Reference Manual for the Electrical and Computer PE Exam (2010)

by John A. Camara, PE

PULSE CIRCUIT FUNDAMENTALS A pulse circuit is any active electrical network designed to respond to discrete pulses of...

Google previewElectricity, Magnetism, and Light (2002)

by Wayne M. Saslow

The primary circuit is the source of the time-varying magnetic flux, usually due to electric current driven by a battery.

Google previewBlueprints Neurology (2009)

The second, or spinobulbospinal circuit, is a reflex arc that starts in the urinary bladder and projects to the M region of the pons, with outflow connections to the parasympathetic sacral spinal motor nuclei. The third circuit is a spinal segmental ...

Google previewQuadrilingual Economics Dictionary (1980)

by Simon K. Kuipers, B.S. Wilpstra

circulation keit/ d Kreislaufperiode / des aktiven n voor seizoeninvloeden Geldes gecorrigeerde werkloosheid f n kringloopperiode / van het chômage m conjoncturel actieve geld e cyclical unemployment circuit m des biens mpl d ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Electrical Installation Work (2011)

by Brian Scaddan

a spur from a ring circuit; anextra lighting point; a new motor circuit,etc. Analteration is a change toanexisting installation, arrangements, e.g. newfor old; consumerunit ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Maryland (1999)

by Nancy Capace

Circuit, who shall constitute a court in banc for such purpose; and the motion for such reservation shall be entered on record, during the sitting, at which such decision may be made; and the several Circuit Courts shall regulate, by rules, the ...

Google previewCentennial Encyclopaedia of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (1916)

Containing Principally the Biographies of the Men and Women, Both Ministers and Laymen, Whose Labors ... Helped Make the A.M.E. Church what it is : Also Short Historical Sketches ... by Richard Robert Wright, John Russell Hawkins

t t Ebenezer Circuit, Rev. Mato Latta; Leesville, Rev. John S. Martin; Monticello, Rev. D. Glenn; Fingerville, Rev. McLain. Abbeville District, Rev. J. T. Baker, presiding elder— Abheville Station, Rev. S. H. Jefl'erson; Cokcsbury Circuit, Rev.

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Quotes about Circuit

Kent Abbott is in the on-deck circuit. (Jerry Coleman)
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Scrabble value of C3I1R1C3U1I1T1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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