Meaning of CIRCUIT in English



or electric circuit

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 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 .


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electric circuit

circuit riding

integrated circuit

{{link=Kirchhoff's circuit rules">Kirchhoff's circuit rules

printed circuit

tuned circuit

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