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circuit

noun

1 circuit

An electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow.

synonyms: electric circuit, electrical circuit.

Roget 311: circuition, circulation; turn, curvet; excursion, circumvention, circumnavigation, circumambulation; northwest passage; circuit etc. 629.    turning ... show more

Roget 629: circuit, roundabout way, digression, detour, circumbendibus, ambages, loop; winding etc. (circuition) 311; zigzag etc. (deviation) ... show more

Roget 248: winding etc. v.; convolution, involution, circumvolution; wave, undulation, tortuosity, anfractuosity; sinuosity, sinuation; meandering, ... show more

Dutch: circuit, elektrisch circuit
Polish: obwód elektryczny, faza



2 circuit

A journey or route all the way around a particular place or area:
— We took a quick circuit of the park.
— A ten-day coach circuit of the island.

synonym: tour.

Roget 266: travel; traveling etc. v.. wayfaring, campaigning.    journey, excursion, expedition, tour, trip, grand tour, circuit, peregrination, ... show more

Dutch: excursie, toer, rondleiding, reis, rondgang

3 circuit

An established itinerary of venues or events that a particular group of people travel to.

4 circuit

The boundary line encompassing an area or object.

synonym: circumference.

Roget 230: outline, circumference; perimeter, periphery, ambit, circuit, lines tournure, contour, profile, silhouette; bounds; coast line.    zone, belt, ... show more

5 circuit

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.

6 circuit

A racetrack for automobile races.

synonym: racing circuit.

Dutch: racebaan

7 circuit

Movement once around a course.

synonyms: circle, lap.

Roget 181: region, sphere, ground, soil, area, field, realm, hemisphere, quarter, district, beat, orb, circuit, circle; ... show more

Dutch: ronde, rondje
Polish: runda

verb

1 circuit

Make a circuit.


Moby thesaurus: O, air lane, alentours, ambages, ambience, ambit, amplifier circuit, annular muscle, annulus, arena, areola, arsis, association, astable circuit, aureole, back-to-back switching circuit, bailiwick, beat, booking, border ... show more.

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