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"circuit" in British English

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circuitnoun

uk   /ˈsɜː.kɪt/ us   /ˈsɝː.kɪt/
  • circuit noun (VISITS)

C2 [C] a regular pattern of visits or the places visited: They first met each other on the tennis circuit (= while at different tennis competitions). He was a familiar figure on the lecture circuit.
[C] specialized law a particular area containing different courts that a judge visits: The judge had served for many years on the northeastern Circuit. a circuit judge

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  • circuit noun (CLOSED SYSTEM)

C2 [C] a closed system of wires or pipes through which electricity or liquid can flow: A defect was found in the water-cooling/electrical circuit.
(Definition of circuit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"circuit" in American English

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circuitnoun [C]

us   /ˈsɜr·kət/
  • circuit noun [C] (CLOSED SYSTEM)

physics a closed system esp. of wires through which electricity can flow: Big electronic circuits can carry huge amounts of data.
A circuit is also a system that allows people to communicate with each other: Holiday phone calls always overload the circuits.
  • circuit noun [C] (CIRCLE)

something shaped like a circle, esp. a route, path, or sports track that starts and ends in the same place: She has ridden on tough racing circuits such as the New York and Florida tracks.
A circuit can be a path or route in the shape of a circle: Fish swam continuously, making the endless circuit of the tank.
  • circuit noun [C] (SERIES)

a regular series of events that happen in different places: She has won a number of tournaments on this year’s tennis circuit.
  • circuit noun [C] (LEGAL AREA)

an area under the authority of a particular court
circuitry
noun [U] us   /ˈsɜr·kə·tri/
the connected arrangement of the wires and other parts of a closed system through which electricity can flow: The circuitry in this computer is protected from power surges.
(Definition of circuit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"circuit" in Business English

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circuitnoun [C]

uk   /ˈsɜːkɪt/ us  
IT a path for an electric current to flow through: The most advanced chip technology, which uses circuits 65 nanometers apart, loses almost half of its power to leakage. an electrical/electronic circuit
a series of events or places that are regularly visited by a particular group of people: a lecture/conference/speaking circuit For the past two years he has been on the international lecture circuit, often speaking on business ethics.
(Definition of circuit from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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