Circuit - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈsɜːrkɪt|  American pronunciation of the word circuit
Brit.  |ˈsəːkɪt|  British pronunciation of the word 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(syn: tour)
- an established itinerary of venues or events that a particular group of people travel to
- the boundary line encompassing an area or object (syn: circumference)
- (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 (syn: circle, lap)


- make a circuit


It takes a year for the Earth to make one circuit around the sun.

...after circuiting the exterior of the church, the procession headed inside...

A rude circuit of stones, of unknown origin.

The circuit of changes is completed in the course of a year.

The renovated circuit of Hungaroring didn't that much please the drivers.

The Phoenicians circuited the greatest part of the habitable world.

This comet circuits the Sun in about eleven years.

We did a circuit of the old city.

Josephson integrated circuit

MOS LSI circuit

we took a quick circuit of the park

a ten-day coach circuit of the island

she's a familiar name on the club circuit

the judge makes a circuit of the courts in his district

They were circuiting about the state

Word forms

singular: circuit
plural: circuits
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