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Dictionary definition for: Circuit

1. (n) an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow

2. (v) make a circuit; "They were circuiting about the state"

3. (n) a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area; "they took an extended tour of Europe" "we took a quick circuit of the park" "a ten-day coach circuit of the island"

4. (n) an established itinerary of venues or events that a particular group of people travel to; "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"

5. (n) (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 appeal

6. (n) a racetrack for automobile races

7. (n) movement once around a course; "he drove an extra lap just for insurance"

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