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circuit British & World English

A roughly circular line, route, or movement that starts and finishes at the same place

circuit English Thesaurus

two circuits of the village green

circuit board British & World English

A thin rigid board containing an electric circuit; a printed circuit

circuit rider British & World English

A clergyman who travelled on horseback from church to church, especially within a rural Methodist circuit

logic circuit British & World English

A circuit for performing logical operations on input signals

open-circuit British & World English

Consisting of or containing an open electric circuit

ring circuit British & World English

An electric circuit serving a number of power points, with one circuit breaker in the supply

short circuit British & World English

An electrical circuit in a device of lower resistance than that of a normal circuit, especially one resulting from the unintended contact of components and consequent accidental diversion of the current

track circuit British & World English

An electric circuit made in a section of railway track as an aid to signalling, and able to be short-circuited by the presence of a train

chitlin circuit British & World English

(During the era of racial segregation in parts of the US) a network of clubs, theatres, and other venues where black entertainers were able to perform

circuit breaker British & World English

An automatic device for stopping the flow of current in an electric circuit as a safety measure

lecture circuit British & World English

A regular itinerary of venues or events for touring lecturers or public speakers

phantom circuit British & World English

An arrangement of telegraph or other electric wires equivalent to an extra circuit

printed circuit British & World English

An electronic circuit consisting of thin strips of a conducting material such as copper, which have been etched from a layer fixed to a flat insulating sheet called a printed circuit board, and to which integrated circuits and other components are attached

integrated circuit British & World English

An electronic circuit formed on a small piece of semiconducting material, which performs the same function as a larger circuit made from discrete components

sequential circuit British & World English

A circuit whose output depends on the order or timing of the inputs

combinational circuit British & World English

A circuit whose output is dependent only on the state of its inputs

closed-circuit television British & World English

A television system in which video signals are transmitted from one or more cameras by cable to a set of monitors, used especially for security purposes

rubber-chicken British & World English

Relating to a series of dinner and lunch appearances made by a politician or other public figures

short-circuit in short circuit British & World English

(With reference to an electrical device) malfunction or fail, or cause to do this, as a result of a short circuit

squelch circuit in squelch British & World English

A circuit that suppresses the output of a radio receiver if the signal strength falls below a certain level

printed circuit board in printed circuit British & World English

An electronic circuit consisting of thin strips of a conducting material such as copper, which have been etched from a layer fixed to a flat insulating sheet called a printed circuit board, and to which integrated circuits and other components are attached


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