(Latin: around, about, surrounding, closed curve, circling, circular on all sides; literally, "in a circle")
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".
2. Regarding a deviation from a straight course or a direct procedure: Betty's father took a circuitous drive to avoid the rush-hour traffic.
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2. Descriptive of responding indirectly or not to the point.
2. The science of designing electric or electronic devices that provide a path for electrical currents to flow.
2. Relating to an area or border around a specific thing or place: The circumambient mountains enclosed the small valley below which discouraged tourists from going there.
3. Etymology: from Latin circum, "around, round about, on all sides" + ambire, "to go around, to surround"; from amb-, "on both sides, around" + ire, "to go".
2. To avoid the point of a subject or discussion: Timothy noticed that Jack was circumambulating the main aspect of the topic, which needed to be decided on, and asking questions which were not relevant to the important issue at hand.
Jerome was nervously circumambulating at the hospital as he was waiting to hear from his wife about the birth of their child.
Eve usually went to the cemetery where her parents were buried and the circumambulatory stroll brought back memories of the past when they all lived together.