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English noun: circuit

1. circuit (artifact) an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow


Synonymselectric 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 holonymbypass, 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 meronymelectronic equipment

2. circuit (act) a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area


SamplesThey took an extended tour of Europe.
We took a quick circuit of the park.
A ten-day coach circuit of the island.


Synonymstour


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


SamplesShe'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


SamplesHe had walked the full circumference of his land.
A danger to all races over the whole circumference of the globe.


Synonymscircumference


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 categoryjurisprudence, law

6. circuit (artifact) a racetrack for automobile races


Synonymsracing circuit


Broader (hypernym)racecourse, racetrack, raceway, track


Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

7. circuit (act) movement once around a course


SamplesHe drove an extra lap just for insurance.


Synonymscircle, lap


Broader (hypernym)locomotion, travel


Narrower (hyponym)lap of honour, pace lap, victory lap


English verb: circuit

1. circuit (motion) make a circuit


SamplesThey were circuiting about the state.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel









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