Complete Definition of "circuit"

English

Pronunciation
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:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉË(r)kɪt|-ÉË(r)kɪt

Noun
en-noun

  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.

#:The circuit or compass of Ireland is 1,800 miles. J. Stow.

  1. That which encircles anything, as a ring or crown.

#:Quotations
#:*1590, And this fell tempest shall not cease to rage Until the golden circuit on my head, Like to the glorious sun's transparent beams, Do calm the fury of this mad-bred flaw. — William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part II, Act III, Scene I, line 351.

  1. The space enclosed within a circle, or within limits.

#:Quotations
#:*1592, "Fondling," she saith, "since I have ehm|hemm'd thee here Within the circuit of this ivory pale, I'll be a park, and thou shalt be my deer: Feed where thou wilt, on mountain, or in dale; Graze on my lips; and if those hills be dry, Stray lower, where the pleasant fountains lie. — William Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis, Stanza 39, line 229.
#:*A circuit wide enclosed with goodliest trees.

  1. A regular or appointed journeying from place to place in the exercise of one's calling, as of a judge, or a preacher.
  2. law A certain division of a state or country, established by law for a judge or judges to visit, for the administration of justice.
  3. (Methodist Church) A district in which an itinerant preacher labors.
  4. By analogy to the proceeding three, a set of theaters among which the same acts circulate; especially common in the heyday of vaudeville.
  5. obsolete Circumlocution.

Related terms
circuitous
circuit board
circuit breaker
circuit court
Galvanic circuit
integrated circuit
printed circuit
short circuit
Voltaic circuit

Verb
en-verb

  1. context|intransitive|obsolete To move in a circle; to go round; to circulate.
  2. obsolete To travel around.

#: Having circuited the air.

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Revision and Credits for"circuit"
  • 2007-12-21 20:09 - 69.17.114.183 - /* Noun */ + a set of [[theater]]s among which the same acts circulate; especially common in the heyday of [[vaudeville]].

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