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circuit

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Etymology

< Middle English circuit < Old French circuit < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] circuitus (a going round) < circuire (go round) < circum (around) + ire

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
circuit

Plural
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circuit ({{{1}}})
  1. 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.
  2. The circumference of, or distance around, any space; the measure of a line around an area.
    The circuit or compass of Ireland is 1,800 miles. J. Stow.
  3. That which encircles anything, as a ring or crown.
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  4. The space enclosed within a circle, or within limits.
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  5. A regular or appointed journeying from place to place in the exercise of one's calling, as of a judge, or a preacher.
  6. (law) A certain division of a state or country, established by law for a judge or judges to visit, for the administration of justice.
  7. (Methodist Church) A district in which an itinerant preacher labors.
  8. By analogy to the proceeding three, a set of theaters among which the same acts circulate; especially common in the heyday of vaudeville.
  9. (obsolete) Circumlocution.

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Verb

Infinitive
to circuit

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to circuit (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To move in a circle; to go round; to circulate.
  2. (obsolete) To travel around.
    Having circuited the air.

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