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circuit at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


circuit at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1382, from O.Fr. circuit, from L. circuitus "a going around," from stem of circuire, circumire "go around," from circum "around" + -ire "to go." Electrical sense is from 1800; circuitry is from 1946. Circuitous is from 1664. ///

circuit at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W3 n [C] [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French; Origin: circuite, from Latin circuitus, past participle of circumire, circuire 'to go around', from circum ( CIRCUM-) + ire 'to go']//
1 a path that forms a circle around an area, or a journey along this path: --We did a circuit of the old city.//
2 BrE a track that cars, motorbikes etc race around:
3 the tennis/lecture/cabaret etc circuit: all the places that are usually visited by someone who plays tennis etc// --a well-known entertainer on the club circuit//
4 the complete circle that an electric current travels: --an electrical circuit//
5 a regular trip around an area made by a judge or a religious leader, so that a court of law or church can meet in several different places: --a circuit judge// --a circuit preacher//
6 do circuits: BrE informal to do circuit training// closed circuit television, printed circuit, short circuit//

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circuit at French => English Of Explained:


circuit at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Path that transmits electric current. A circuit includes a battery or a generator that gives energy to the charged particles; devices that use current, such as lamps, motors, or electronic computers; and connecting wires or transmission lines. Circuits can be classified according to the type of current they carry (see alternating current, direct current) or according to whether the current remains whole (series) or divides to flow through several branches simultaneously (parallel). Two basic laws that describe the performance of electric circuits are Ohm's law and Kirchhoff's circuit rules. See also tuned circuit.

circuit at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

238 Moby Thesaurus words for "circuit":
O, air lane, alentours, ambages, ambience, ambit,
amplifier circuit, annular muscle, annulus, arena, areola, arsis,
association, astable circuit, aureole,
back-to-back switching circuit, bailiwick, beat, booking, border,
borderland, borderlands, borscht circuit, bound, boundary, bout,
break, broken circuit, bypass, campaign, chaplet, circle,
circuital field, circuiteer, circuitry, circulate, circulation,
circumambiencies, circumambulate, circumbendibus, circumference,
circumjacencies, circummigrate, circumnavigate, circumstances,
circumvent, circumvolution, circus, close the circle,
closed circle, closed circuit, coast-to-coast hookup,
come full circle, compass, complete circuit, conference, confines,
context, corona, coronet, coupling circuit, course, crown, cycle,
date, dead circuit, demesne, department, describe a circle, detour,
deviation, diadem, diastole, digression, discus, disk, domain,
dominion, downbeat, edge, encircle, encompass, engagement,
entourage, environing circumstances, environment, environs,
equivalent circuit, eternal return, excursion, expedition,
fairy ring, field, flank, flight path, flip-flop circuit,
full circle, galvanic circuit, garland, gestalt, girdle,
girdle the globe, girth, glory, go about, go around, go round,
go the round, grand tour, gyration, gyre, habitat, halo,
hemisphere, hookup, hot circuit, itinerary, jaunt, journey,
judicial circuit, junket, jurisdiction, lap, lasso,
lateral circuit, leg, limit, line, live circuit, logical circle,
loop, looplet, magic circle, magnetic circuit, make a circuit,
march, margin, microcircuit, milieu, monostable circuit,
multiple circuit, multiple series, neighborhood, net, network,
nonsinusoidal circuit, noose, orb, orbit, outing, outline,
outposts, outskirts, package tour, pale, path, peregrination,
perimeter, periphery, pilgrimage, playing engagement,
pleasure trip, precinct, precincts, primrose path, printed circuit,
progress, province, pulse, purlieus, radio links, radius, realm,
rectifier circuit, revolution, revolve, ring, road, rondelle,
rotation, round, round trip, roundabout, roundabout way, roundel,
rounds, route, rubberneck tour, run, safari, sally, saucer,
sea lane, semiconductor circuit, series, series multiple, shoot,
short, short circuit, shortcut, situation, skirt, spell, sphere,
sphincter, spiral, stalk, stand, suburbs, surround, surroundings,
systole, thermionic tube circuit, thesis, total environment, tour,
track, trade route, traject, trajectory, trajet,
transistor circuit, travels, trek, trip, turn, upbeat,
vaudeville circuit, vector field, vicinage, vicinity,
vicious circle, voyage, walk, way, wheel, whirl, wreath

circuit at Dutch => English Of Explained:

circuit [sirkwi]

Circuit at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:


[V] (a): govern, rule, have authority, reign, be sovereign, assume authority.

[N] (Permission): permission, leave, allowance, tolerance, toleration, liberty, license, concession, indulgence, dispensation, exemption, release, authorization, permit, warrant, brevet,

circuit at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 a line, route, or journey around a place:
The race ended with eight laps of a city centre circuit. * The earth takes a year to make a circuit of (= go around) the sun.
2 the complete path of wires and equipment along which an electric current flows:
an electrical circuit * a circuit diagram (= one showing all the connections in the different parts of the circuit)
3 (in sport) a series of games or matches in which the same players regularly take part:
the women's tennis circuit
4 a track for cars or motorcycles to race around
5 a series of places or events of a particular kind at which the same people appear or take part:
the lecture / cabaret circuit
6 a regular journey made by a judge to hear court cases in each of the courts of law in a particular area:
a circuit judge

Circuit at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Circuit \Cir"cuit\, n. [F. circuit, fr. L. circuitus, fr.
circuire or circumire to go around; circum around + ire to
1. The act of moving or revolving around, or as in a circle
or orbit; a revolution; as, the periodical circuit of the
earth round the sun. --Watts.

2. The circumference of, or distance round, any space; the
measure of a line round an area.

The circuit or compass of Ireland is 1,800 miles.
--J. Stow.

3. That which encircles anything, as a ring or crown.

The golden circuit on my head. --Shak.

4. The space inclosed within a circle, or within limits.

A circuit wide inclosed with goodliest trees.

5. A regular or appointed journeying from place to place in
the exercise of one's calling, as of a judge, or a

(a) (Law) A certain division of a state or country,
established by law for a judge or judges to visit, for
the administration of justice. --Bouvier.
(b) (Methodist Church) A district in which an itinerant
preacher labors.

7. Circumlocution. [Obs.] ``Thou hast used no circuit of
words.'' --Huloet.

{Circuit court} (Law), a court which sits successively in
different places in its circuit (see {Circuit}, 6). In the
United States, the federal circuit courts are commonly
presided over by a judge of the supreme court, or a
special circuit judge, together with the judge of the
district court. They have jurisdiction within statutory
limits, both in law and equity, in matters of federal
cognizance. Some of the individual States also have
circuit courts, which have general statutory jurisdiction
of the same class, in matters of State cognizance.

{Circuit or Circuity} {of action} (Law), a longer course of
proceedings than is necessary to attain the object in

{To make a circuit}, to go around; to go a roundabout way.

{Voltaic or Galvanic} {circuit or circle}, a continous
electrical communication between the two poles of a
battery; an arrangement of voltaic elements or couples
with proper conductors, by which a continuous current of
electricity is established.

Circuit \Cir"cuit\, v. i.
To move in a circle; to go round; to circulate. [Obs.] --J.

Circuit \Cir"cuit\, v. t.
To travel around. [Obs.] ``Having circuited the air.'' --T.

circuit at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:

до дълбока старост live to a ripe old age
той доживя до осемдесетгодишна възраст he lived to be eighty
той не ще доживее до утре/до пролетта he won't live over today/til! spring
до какво доживях! what have I come to!dose
(течно лекарство) draught
прен. amount, portion, share
много голяма/силна ДОЗА overdose
недостатъчна ДОЗА underdose
конска ДОЗА

circuit at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: an electrical device that provides a path for electrical
current to flow [syn: {electrical circuit}, {electric
2: a journey or route all the way around a particular place or
area; "they took an extended tour of Europe"; "we took a
quick circuit of the park"; "a ten-day coach circuit of
the island" [syn: {tour}]
3: an established itinerary of venues or events that a
particular group of people travel to; "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"
4: (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
5: a racetrack for automobile races [syn: {racing circuit}]
6: movement once around a course; "he drove an extra lap just
for insurance" [syn: {lap}, {circle}]

v : make a circuit; "They were circuiting about the state"

circuit at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » circuit|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » circuit|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » circuitus||a going round, from Inter: term » circuire||go round, from Inter: term » circum||around + Inter: term » ire


* Inter: audio » en-us-circuit.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɜː(r)kɪt


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • The act of moving or revolving around, or as in a circle or orbit; a revolution; as, the periodical circuit of the earth around the sun.
    1. The circumference of, or distance around, any space; the measure of a line around an area.
    2. Inter: quote-book » passage=So the circuit or compass of Ireland is 1,800 miles, which is 200 less than Caesar doth reckon or account.|author=Category: w - :John Stow|John Stow
    3. That which encircles anything, as a ring or crown.
    4. Inter: quote-book » year=1590|passage=And this fell tempest shall not cease to rage Until the golden circuit on my head, Like to the glorious sun's transparent beams, Do calm the fury of this mad-bred flaw.|author=William Shakespeare|title=Henry VI|section=Part II, Act III, Scene I, line 351
    5. The space enclosed within a circle, or within limits.
    6. Inter: quote-book » year=1592|passage="Fondling," she saith, "since I have hemm'd thee here Within the circuit of this ivory pale, I'll be a park, and thou shalt be my deer: Feed where thou wilt, on mountain, or in dale; Graze on my lips; and if those hills be dry, Stray lower, where the pleasant fountains lie.|author=William Shakespeare|title=Venus and Adonis|section=Stanza 39, line 229
    7. Inter: quote-book » passage=A circuit wide enclosed with goodliest trees.|author=John Milton|title=Paradise Lost|year=1667
    8. Inter: electricit » y Enclosed path of an electric current, usually designed for a certain function.
    9. A regular or appointed journeying from place to place in the exercise of one's calling, as of a judge, or a preacher.
    10. Inter: lega » l A certain division of a state or country, established by law for a judge or judges to visit, for the administration of justice.
    11. Inter: context » Methodist Church A district in which an itinerant preacher labors.
    12. By analogy to the proceeding three, a set of theaters among which the same acts circulate; especially common in the heyday of vaudeville.
    13. Inter: obsolet » e circumlocution

      Related terms

      * circuit board

  • circuit breaker
  • circuit court
  • circuitous
  • circuitry
  • Galvanic circuit
  • integrated circuit
  • printed circuit
  • short circuit
  • Voltaic circuit


    Inter: trans-top » the act of moving or revolving around
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kierto
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|кругооборот|m|tr=krugooborót|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|цикл|m|tr=cikl|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|вращение|n|tr=vraščénije|sc=Cyrl Inter: qualifier » revolution

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » the circumference of, or distance around, any space
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|ympärysmitta

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|окружность|f|tr=okrúžnostʹ|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|периметр|m|tr=perímetr|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » a regular or appointed journeying
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kierto

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|объезд|m|tr=obʺjézd|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|обход|m|tr=obxód|sc=Cyrl Inter: qualifier » on foot

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » The space enclosed within a circle
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|кръг

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|круг|m|tr=krug|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » electric current path
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|cirkvito
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|circuit
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|áramkör
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|rafrás|f, Inter: t- » is|straumrás|f, Inter: t- » is|rafstraumsrás|f, Inter: t- » is|lína|f, Inter: t+ » is|rás|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|回路|tr=kairo
    • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|회로|tr=hoero|sc=Hang

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|kretsløp|n
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|circuit
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|цепь|f|tr=cepʹ|sc=Cyrl
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|krets|n
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|devre

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • Inter: intransitive » obsolete To move in a circle; to go round; to circulate.
    1. Inter: obsolet » e To travel around.
    2. : Having circuited the air.

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    * Inter: IPA » /sɪrˈkʋi/|lang=nl
    • Inter: audio » Nl-circuit.ogg|Audio


      Inter: nl-noun » n|circuits|circuitje

  • Inter: sport » s racetrack
    1. Inter: physic » s electric circuit
    2. Inter: figurativel » y exclusive group of individuals, clique, circle


      * (race track) racebaan

  • (electricity) elektrisch circuit, elektrisch netwerk
  • (group of people) kliek, kring

  • French


    From Inter: etyl » la|fr


    Inter: fr-noun » m
  • Inter: l » en|circuitInter: attention » fr|please expand

  • Latin


    Inter: la-verb-form » circuit
  • Inter: conjugation of » circueo|circueō|3|s|pres|act|ind|lang=la

  • Romanian


    From Inter: etyl » la|ro Inter: term » circuitus


    Inter: ro-noun » n
  • circuit

    Related terms

    * circula
    • circulabil
    • circulant
    • circular
    • circulare
    • circulat
    • circulație
    • circumferință
    • circumscriere
    • circulator

    Translation: ar » circuit
    Translation: ca » circuit
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    Translation: et » circuit
    Translation: el » circuit
    Translation: eo » circuit
    Translation: fr » circuit
    Translation: gl » circuit
    Translation: ko » circuit
    Translation: io » circuit
    Translation: it » circuit
    Translation: kn » circuit
    Translation: hu » circuit
    Translation: mg » circuit
    Translation: ml » circuit
    Translation: my » circuit
    Translation: nl » circuit
    Translation: no » circuit
    Translation: pl » circuit
    Translation: ru » circuit
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    Translation: fi » circuit
    Translation: sv » circuit
    Translation: ta » circuit
    Translation: te » circuit
    Translation: tr » circuit
    Translation: vi » circuit
    Translation: zh » circuit