English noun: circuit
|1.||circuit (artifact) an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow|
|Synonyms||electric circuit, electrical circuit|
|Broader (hypernym)||electrical device|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bridge, bridge circuit, bridged-T, clipper, closed circuit, computer circuit, data link, delay line, feedback circuit, feedback loop, flip-flop, limiter, link, loop, open circuit, pulse timing circuit, resonant circuit, resonator, series circuit, squelch, squelch circuit, squelcher, T-network, tank circuit, wiring|
|Part holonym||bypass, capacitance, capacitor, choke, choke coil, choking coil, condenser, electrical condenser, electrical relay, electrical shunt, electron tube, relay, resistance, resistor, short, short circuit, shunt, thermionic tube, thermionic vacuum tube, thermionic valve, tube, vacuum tube|
|Part meronym||electronic equipment|
|2.||circuit (act) a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area|
|Samples||They took an extended tour of Europe.|
We took a quick circuit of the park.
A ten-day coach circuit of the island.
|Broader (hypernym)||journey, journeying|
|Narrower (hyponym)||grand tour, grand tour, itineration, package holiday, package tour, pub crawl, walkabout, whistle-stop tour|
|3.||circuit (location) an established itinerary of venues or events that a particular group of people travel to|
|Samples||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.
|Broader (hypernym)||itinerary, path, route|
|4.||circuit (location) the boundary line encompassing an area or object|
|Samples||He had walked the full circumference of his land.|
A danger to all races over the whole circumference of the globe.
|Broader (hypernym)||border, borderline, boundary line, delimitation, mete|
|5.||circuit (group) (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|
|Broader (hypernym)||group, grouping|
|Domain category||jurisprudence, law|
|6.||circuit (artifact) a racetrack for automobile races|
|Broader (hypernym)||racecourse, racetrack, raceway, track|
|Domain region||Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland|
|7.||circuit (act) movement once around a course|
|Samples||He drove an extra lap just for insurance.|
|Broader (hypernym)||locomotion, travel|
|Narrower (hyponym)||lap of honour, pace lap, victory lap|
English verb: circuit
|1.||circuit (motion) make a circuit|
|Samples||They were circuiting about the state.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s.|
Somebody ----s PP
|Broader (hypernym)||go, locomote, move, travel|