What is the meaning of circuit?


  • An electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow.
  • A journey or route all the way around a particular place or area.
    • usage: "they took an extended tour of Europe"; "we took a quick circuit of the park"; "a ten-day coach circuit of the island"
  • An established itinerary of venues or events that a particular group of people travel to.
    • usage: "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"
  • The boundary line encompassing an area or object.
    • usage: "he had walked the full circumference of his land"; "a danger to all races over the whole circumference of the globe"
  • 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. (
  • A racetrack for automobile races.
  • Movement once around a course.
    • usage: "he drove an extra lap just for insurance"


  • Make a circuit.
    • usage: "They were circuiting about the state"
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APAWordNet. (2010). circuit. Retrieved September 26, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/circuit/definitions/1202649
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