Meaning of CIRCUIT in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ sɜ:(r)kɪt ]

( circuits)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


An electrical circuit is a complete route which an electric current can flow around.

Any attempts to cut through the cabling will break the electrical circuit.


see also closed-circuit , short-circuit


A circuit is a series of places that are visited regularly by a person or group, especially as a part of their job.

It’s a common problem, the one I’m asked about most when I’m on the lecture circuit.

N-COUNT : usu supp N


A racing circuit is a track on which cars, motorbikes, or cycles race. ( mainly BRIT )



A circuit of a place or area is a journey all the way round it. ( FORMAL )

She made a slow circuit of the room.

N-COUNT : usu N of n

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