HyperDic: circuit

English > 8 senses of the word circuit:
NOUNartifactcircuit, electrical circuit, electric circuitan electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
actcircuit, toura journey or route all the way around a particular place or area
locationcircuitan established itinerary of venues or events that a particular group of people travel to
locationcircuit, circumferencethe boundary line encompassing an area or object
groupcircuit(law) a judicial division of a state or the United States (so-called because originally / originally judges traveled and held court in different locations)
artifactcircuit, racing circuita racetrack for automobile races
actcircuit, lap, circlemovement once around a course
VERBmotioncircuitmake a circuit / circuit
circuit > pronunciation
Soundsser'kaht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > circuit: 8 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow.
Synonymselectrical circuit, electric circuit
Part ofelectronic equipmentequipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)
Partscapacitor, capacitance, condenser, electrical condenserAn electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge
choke, choke coil, choking coilA coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current
relay, electrical relayelectrical device such that current flowing through it in one circuit can switch ... / switch on and off a current in a second circuit
resistor, resistanceAn electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current
short circuit, shortAccidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
shunt, electrical shunt, bypassA conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current
tube, vacuum tube, thermionic vacuum tube, thermionic tube, electron tube, thermionic valveelectronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope
NarrowerT-networkA circuit formed by two equal series circuits with a shunt between them
bridge, bridge circuitA circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
bridged-TA circuit consisting of a T-network with an additional shunt bridging the two series circuits
closed circuit, loopA complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulates
computer circuitA circuit that is part of a computer
delay lineA circuit designed to introduce a calculated delay into the transmission of a signal
feedback circuit, feedback loopA circuit that feeds back some of the output to the input of a system
flip-flopAn electronic circuit that can assume either of two stable states
limiter, clipper(electronics) a nonlinear electronic circuit whose output is limited in amplitude
link, data linkAn interconnecting circuit between two or more locations for the purpose of transmitting and receiving data
open circuitAn incomplete electrical circuit in which no current flows
pulse timing circuitA circuit that times pulses
resonator, resonant circuitAn electrical circuit that combines capacitance and inductance in such a way that a periodic electric oscillation will reach maximum amplitude
series circuitA circuit having its parts connected serially
squelch circuit, squelch, squelcherAn electric circuit that cuts off a receiver when the signal becomes weaker than the noise
tank circuitAn oscillatory circuit
wiringA circuit of wires for the distribution of electricity
Broaderelectrical deviceA device that produces or is powered by electricity
Spanishcircuito eléctrico, circuito
Catalancircuit elèctric, circuit
English > circuit: 8 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA journey or route all the way around a particular place or area.
Examples
  • "we took a quick circuit of the park"
  • "a ten-day coach circuit of the island"
Synonymtour
Narrowergrand tourA sightseeing tour of a building or institution
grand tourAn extended cultural / cultural tour of Europe taken by wealthy young Englishmen (especially in the 18th century) as part of their education
itinerationjourneying from place to place preaching or lecturing
package tour, package holidayA tour arranged by a travel agent
pub crawlA tour of bars or public houses (usually taking one drink at each stop)
walkaboutA walking trip or tour
whistle-stop tourA tour by a candidate as part of a political campaign in which a series of small towns / towns are visited
Broaderjourney, journeyingThe act of traveling from one place to another
Spanishcircuito, gira, periplo, tour
Catalancircuit, gira, viatge
Verbscircuitmake a circuit / circuit
English > circuit: 8 senses > noun 3, location
MeaningAn established itinerary of venues or events that a particular group of people travel to.
Examples
  • "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"
Broaderpath, route, itineraryAn established line of travel or access
Verbscircuitmake a circuit / circuit
English > circuit: 8 senses > noun 4, location
MeaningThe boundary line encompassing an area or object.
Synonymcircumference
Broaderboundary line, border, borderline, delimitation, meteA line that indicates a boundary
English > circuit: 8 senses > noun 5, group
Meaning(law) a judicial division of a state or the United States (so-called because originally / 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.
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broadergroup, groupingAny number of entities (members) considered as a unit
English > circuit: 8 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningA racetrack for automobile races.
Synonymracing circuit
RegionUnited Kingdom, UK, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great BritainA monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles
Broaderracetrack, racecourse, raceway, trackA course over which races are run
Spanishcircuito de carreras, circuito
English > circuit: 8 senses > noun 7, act
Meaningmovement once around a course.
Synonymslap, circle
Narrowerpace lapThe first lap of a car race that prepares the cars for a fast start
victory lap, lap of honourA lap by the winning person or team run to celebrate the victory
Broaderlocomotion, travelself-propelled movement
Spanishcircuito, círculo, vuelta
Catalancercle, circuit, volta
English > circuit: 8 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningmake a circuit / circuit.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"They were circuiting about the state"
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Spanishcircunvalar, dar una vuelta
Nounscircuita journey or route all the way around a particular place or area
circuitan established itinerary of venues or events that a particular group of people travel to

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