:a usually circular line encompassing an area
- a swamp about 10 miles in circuit
:the space enclosed within such a line
- the circuit of the duke's land
:a course around a periphery
- the periodic circuit of the Earth around the Sun
:a circuitous or indirect route
- The damaged bridge forced him to take a long circuit to his destination.
:a regular tour (as by a traveling judge or preacher) around an assigned district or territory
- The preacher ministered to each congregation in his circuit.
:the route traveled
- His circuit took him to many towns in the county.
:a group of church congregations ministered to by one pastor
:the complete path of an electric current including usually the source of electric energy
:an assemblage of electronic elements :hookup
:a two-way communication path between points (as in a computer)
:a neuronal pathway of the brain along which electrical and chemical signals travel
:an association of similar groups :league
:a number or series of public outlets (such as theaters, radio shows, or arenas) offering the same kind of presentation
- He loved competing on the rodeo circuit.
- She rose through the theater circuit to become a big-time entertainer.
:a number of similar social gatherings