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circuit (s) (noun), circuits (pl)
1. An act or instance of going or moving around.
2. A circular journey or one which begins and ends at the same place; around.
3. A roundabout journey or course.
4. A periodical journey from place to place, to perform certain duties, as by judges who hold court, ministers who preach, or salespeople covering a route.
5. The route followed, places visited, or districts covered by people who make journeys to perform their duties.
6. The line going around or bounding any area or object; the distance around an area or object.
7. The space within a bounding line or district: "The circuit of the valley was a beautiful drive."
8. In the electrical field, an electric circuit or the complete path of an electric current, including the generating apparatus, intervening resistors, or capacitors.
9. In telecommunications, a means of transmitting communication signals or messages, usually consisting of two channels for interactive communication.
10. A number of theaters, nightclubs, etc., controlled by the same owner or manager or visited in turn by the same entertainers or acting companies.
11. Etymology: from about 1382, Old French circuit, from Latin circuitus, "a going around", from the stem of circuire, circumire, "to go around", from circum, "around" + -ire, "to go".
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electric circuits
Electric charges, at rest and/or in motion, which are the fundamental sources of electric and magnetic fields.
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circuit (s) (noun), circuits (pl)
A line of conductors and other electrical devices along which electrical currents flow.

Closed circuits permit the currents to travel through all devices; so, if the circuits are broken at some point where the currents can't flow, they are called open circuits.

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