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cir·cuit / ˈsərkət/ (abbr.: cir. or circ.) • n. 1. a roughly circular line, route, or movement that starts and finishes at the same place. ∎  a complete and closed path around which a circulating electric current can flow. ∎  a system of electrical conductors and components forming such a path. 2. an established itinerary of events or venues used for a particular activity, typically involving public performance: the alternative cabaret circuit. ∎  a series of sporting events in which the same players regularly take part: his first season on the professional circuit. ∎  a series of athletic exercises performed consecutively in one training session: [as adj.] circuit training. ∎  a regular journey made by a judge around a particular district to hear cases in court: [as adj.] a circuit judge. ∎  a district of this type. ∎  a judicial region formerly administered by traveling judges. ∎  a group of local Methodist churches forming an administrative unit. ∎  a chain of theaters or nightclubs under a single management. • v. [tr.] move all the way around (a place or thing).

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circuit board

circuit board A single rigid board of insulating material on which an electric circuit has been built. It often has an edge connector at one end for making all the connections to other circuits so that the board may be plugged into a piece of equipment. Circuit boards come in a variety of sizes, some of which are standardized. The term circuit card is often used synonymously but is sometimes considered smaller than a circuit board. See also printed circuit, backplane.

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circuit

circuit System of electric conductors, appliances or electronic components connected together so they form a continuously conducting path. In modern electronics, circuits are often printed in copper on plastic card (printed circuit). All circuit components are also manufactured on a single crystal of silicon. See also capacitor; silicon chip; integrated circuit (IC); transistor

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circuit

circuit
1. The combination of a number of electrical devices and conductors that, when interconnected to form a conducting path, fulfill some desired function. See also logic circuit, integrated circuit, printed circuit.

2. A physical (electrical) connection used for communication. See also circuit switching, virtual circuit.

3. of a graph. Another name for cycle.

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Circuit

Circuit

the action of moving round about; those persons making a circuit; used figuratively.

Examples: circuit of judges and barristers, 1494; of deductions, 1594; of reasoning, 1836; of speech, 1605; of words, 1672.

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circuit

circuit distance round XIV; journey through an area, as of judges XV; area of this XVI. — (O)F. — L. circuitus, f. circumīre, f. CIRCUM- + īre go.
So circuitous XVII.

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Circuit

CIRCUIT

A territorial or geographical division of a country or state.

A circuit is the judicial territory over which a court has the jurisdiction to hear cases.

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circuit board

cir·cuit board • n. a thin rigid board containing an electric circuit; a printed circuit.

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circuit

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