What is circuit?

  • (noun): A journey or route all the way around a particular place or area.
    Example: "We took a quick circuit of the park"; "a ten-day coach circuit of the island"
    Synonyms: tour
    See also — Additional definitions below

Circuit

Circuit may mean:

Read more about Circuit.

Some articles on circuit:

AVUS - Circuit
... While normal for a road, it is unusually shaped for a race track as it is essentially just two long straights in the form of a dual carriageway, with a hairpin corner at each end ... The north curve featured a steep banking from 1937 to 1967 ...
History Of Computing Hardware (1960s–present) - Microprocessor and Cost Reduction
... ancestors of the modern personal computer used integrated circuit technology, which reduced size and cost compared to discrete transistors ... Processing was carried out by circuits with large numbers of components arranged on multiple large printed circuit boards ... The arithmetic, logic, and control functions that previously occupied several costly circuit boards were now available in one integrated circuit ...
Capacitor - Theory of Operation - DC Circuits
... See also RC circuit A series circuit containing only a resistor, a capacitor, a switch and a constant DC source of voltage V0 is known as a charging circuit ... with the source voltage, the voltages across the resistor and the current through the entire circuit decay exponentially ...
Circuit
... Circuit may mean Circuit theory, the theory of accomplishing work by routing electrons, gas, fluids, or other matter through loops (e.g ... electrical, hydraulic or pneumatic circuits) Further information Hydraulic analogy and Fluidics In electrical engineering Electrical circuit, an electrical network that has a closed loop giving a return path for the ...
Planned Parenthood V. Casey - Background of The Case - Third Circuit Court of Appeals Decision
... The Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part, upholding all of the regulations except for the husband notification requirement ... Then-Circuit Judge Samuel Alito sat on that three-judge appellate panel and dissented from the court's invalidation of that requirement ...

More definitions of "circuit":

  • (noun): Movement once around a course.
    Synonyms: lap, circle
  • (noun): An established itinerary of venues or events that a particular group of people travel to.
    Example: "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"
  • (noun): (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.
  • (verb): Make a circuit.
    Example: "They were circuiting about the state"

Famous quotes containing the word circuit:

    We are all hostages, and we are all terrorists. This circuit has replaced that other one of masters and slaves, the dominating and the dominated, the exploiters and the exploited.... It is worse than the one it replaces, but at least it liberates us from liberal nostalgia and the ruses of history.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)

    each new victim treads unfalteringly
    The never altered circuit of his fate,
    Bringing twelve peers as witness
    Both to his starry rise and starry fall.
    Robert Graves (1895–1985)

    The Father and His angelic hierarchy
    That made the magnitude and glory there
    Stood in the circuit of a needle’s eye.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)