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circuit

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈsɜːkɪt/
TRACK a path, route, or sports track that is shaped like a circleSurfaces on which sports take place
ELECTRIC a complete circle that an electric current travels aroundElectrical components and circuitry
EVENTS a regular series of places or events that people involved in a particular activity go to: [usually singular] the tennis circuit →  See also short-circuit Order and sequenceSimultaneous and consecutive
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