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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sur-kit]
    • /ˈsɜr kɪt/
    • /ˈsɜː.kɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sur-kit]
    • /ˈsɜr kɪt/

Definitions of circuit word

  • countable noun circuit An electrical circuit is a complete route which an electric current can flow around. 4
  • countable noun circuit A circuit is a series of places that are visited regularly by a person or group, especially as a part of their job. 3
  • countable noun circuit A racing circuit is a track on which cars, motorbikes, or cycles race. 3
  • countable noun circuit A circuit of a place or area is a journey all the way round it. 3
  • noun circuit a complete route or course, esp one that is curved or circular or that lies around an object 3
  • noun circuit the area enclosed within such a route 3

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Origin of circuit

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin circuitus, variant of circumitus circular motion, cycle, equivalent to circu(m)i-, variant stem of circu(m)īre to go round, circle (circum- circum- + īre to go) + -tus suffix of v. action; cf. ambit, exit1

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Parts of speech for Circuit


circuit popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 97% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

circuit usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for circuit

noun circuit

  • course — Course is often used in the expression 'of course', or instead of 'of course' in informal spoken English. See of course.
  • tourGeorges de [zhawrzh duh] /ʒɔrʒ də/ (Show IPA), 1593–1652, French painter.
  • lap — the act of lapping liquid.
  • route — a course, way, or road for passage or travel: What's the shortest route to Boston?
  • district — a division of territory, as of a country, state, or county, marked off for administrative, electoral, or other purposes.

verb circuit

  • hem in — to fold back and sew down the edge of (cloth, a garment, etc.); form an edge or border on or around.
  • wreathed — a circular band of flowers, foliage, or any ornamental work, for adorning the head or for any decorative purpose; a garland or chaplet.
  • jaunting — a short journey, especially one taken for pleasure.
  • peregrinate — to travel or journey, especially to walk on foot.
  • voyaging — a course of travel or passage, especially a long journey by water to a distant place.

Antonyms for circuit

noun circuit

  • inside — on the inner side or part of; within: inside the circle; inside the envelope.
  • interior — being within; inside of anything; internal; inner; further toward a center: the interior rooms of a house.
  • middle — equally distant from the extremes or outer limits; central: the middle point of a line; the middle singer in a trio.
  • center — a point equally distant from all points on the circumference of a circle or surface of a sphere
  • centre — A centre is a building where people have meetings, take part in a particular activity, or get help of some kind.

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