circuit

circuit
n.
1 a a line or course enclosing an area; the distance round. b the area enclosed.
2 Electr. a the path of a current. b the apparatus through which a current passes.
3 a the journey of a judge in a particular district to hold courts. b this district. c the lawyers following a circuit.
4 a chain of theatres or cinemas etc. under a single management.
5 Brit. a motor-racing track.
6 a a sequence of sporting events (the US tennis circuit). b a sequence of athletic exercises.
7 a roundabout journey.
8 a a group of local Methodist churches forming a minor administrative unit. b the journey of an itinerant minister within this.
Phrases and idioms:
circuit-breaker an automatic device for stopping the flow of current in an electrical circuit.
Etymology: ME f. OF, f. L circuitus f. CIRCUM- + ire it- go

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • circuit — CIRCUIT. sub. mas. (Ce mot est de trois syllabes.) Enceinte, tour. Le circuit de la Ville. Faire le circuit des murailles. Le circuit d une Province. Un grand circuit. Un long circuit. Cette Ville a une grande lieue de circuit. [b]f♛/b] On dit… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

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