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Definition 1: a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area - [noun denoting act]

Samples where circuit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they took an extended tour of Europe
  • we took a quick circuit of the park
  • a ten-day coach circuit of the island

Synonyms for circuit in the sense of this definition

(circuit is a kind of ...) the act of traveling from one place to another

(... is a kind of circuit ) a walking trip or tour

(... is a kind of circuit ) a sightseeing tour of a building or institution

(... is a kind of circuit ) an extended cultural tour of Europe taken by wealthy young Englishmen (especially in the 18th century) as part of their education

(... is a kind of circuit ) journeying from place to place preaching or lecturing; a preaching tour or lecturing tour

(... is a kind of circuit ) a tour arranged by a travel agent; transportation and food and lodging are all provided at an inclusive price

(... is a kind of circuit ) a tour of bars or public houses (usually taking one drink at each stop)

(... is a kind of circuit ) a tour by a candidate as part of a political campaign in which a series of small towns are visited

"in 1948 Truman crossed the country several times on his whistle-stop tours"

Definition 2: movement once around a course - [noun denoting act]

Samples where circuit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he drove an extra lap just for insurance

Synonyms for circuit in the sense of this definition

(circuit is a kind of ...) self-propelled movement

(... is a kind of circuit ) the first lap of a car race that prepares the cars for a fast start

(... is a kind of circuit ) a lap by the winning person or team run to celebrate the victory

Definition 3: an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for circuit in the sense of this definition

(circuit is a kind of ...) a device that produces or is powered by electricity

(... is a kind of circuit ) a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected

(... is a kind of circuit ) an interconnecting circuit between two or more locations for the purpose of transmitting and receiving data

(... is a kind of circuit ) an incomplete electrical circuit in which no current flows

(... is a kind of circuit ) a circuit that times pulses

(... is a kind of circuit ) an electrical circuit that combines capacitance and inductance in such a way that a periodic electric oscillation will reach maximum amplitude

(... is a kind of circuit ) a circuit having its parts connected serially

(... is a kind of circuit ) an electric circuit that cuts off a receiver when the signal becomes weaker than the noise

(... is a kind of circuit ) an oscillatory circuit

(... is a kind of circuit ) a circuit formed by two equal series circuits with a shunt between them

(... is a kind of circuit ) (electronics) a nonlinear electronic circuit whose output is limited in amplitude; used to limit the instantaneous amplitude of a waveform (to clip off the peaks of a waveform)

"a limiter introduces amplitude distortion"

(... is a kind of circuit ) an electronic circuit that can assume either of two stable states

(... is a kind of circuit ) a circuit consisting of a T-network with an additional shunt bridging the two series circuits

(... is a kind of circuit ) a complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulates

(... is a kind of circuit ) a circuit that is part of a computer

(... is a kind of circuit ) a circuit of wires for the distribution of electricity

(... is a kind of circuit ) a circuit designed to introduce a calculated delay into the transmission of a signal

(... is a kind of circuit ) a circuit that feeds back some of the output to the input of a system

(circuit is a part of ...) electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope

(circuit is a part of ...) an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge

(circuit is a part of ...) a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current

(circuit is a part of ...) a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current

(circuit is a part of ...) accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference

(circuit is a part of ...) an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current

(circuit is a part of ...) electrical device such that current flowing through it in one circuit can switch on and off a current in a second circuit

(... is part of circuit) equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)

Definition 4: a racetrack for automobile races - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for circuit in the sense of this definition

(circuit is a kind of ...) a course over which races are run

(circuit belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

Definition 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 - [noun denoting group]

(circuit is a kind of ...) any number of entities (members) considered as a unit

(circuit belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 6: an established itinerary of venues or events that a particular group of people travel to - [noun denoting location]

Samples where circuit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(circuit is a kind of ...) an established line of travel or access

Definition 7: the boundary line encompassing an area or object - [noun denoting location]

Samples where circuit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had walked the full circumference of his land
  • a danger to all races over the whole circumference of the globe

Synonyms for circuit in the sense of this definition

(circuit is a kind of ...) a line that indicates a boundary

Definition 8: make a circuit - [verb of motion]

Samples where circuit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They were circuiting about the state

(circuit is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

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