circuitry

noun
cir·​cuit·​ry | \ ˈsər-kə-trē How to pronounce circuitry (audio) \
plural circuitries

Definition of circuitry

1 : the detailed plan or arrangement of an electric circuit
2 : the components of an electric circuit
3 : the network of interconnected neurons in the nervous system and especially the brain also : circuit sense 4d

Examples of circuitry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But mice and humans do have some memory circuitry in common. Quanta Magazine, "Brain Cell DNA Refolds Itself to Aid Memory Recall," 2 Nov. 2020 But there remains more to untangle about itching’s complex circuitry, with new receptors and nerve cells still being uncovered. Katherine Harmon Courage, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Search for What Causes Chronic Itching," 10 Nov. 2020 But a recent study in the Journal of Neuroscience supports the idea that the neural circuitry behind fear and anxiety are connected. Elizabeth Landau, Smithsonian Magazine, "Anxious About Election Results? Here’s What’s Happening in Your Brain as You Wait," 3 Nov. 2020 The intense craving for addictive drugs like alcohol and cocaine may be caused by dopamine controlling genes that alter the brain circuitry underlying addiction. Quanta Magazine, "The Epigenetic Secrets Behind Dopamine, Drug Addiction and Depression," 27 Oct. 2020 Warp Charge gets its speed by duplicating the heat-generating charging circuitry in the phone, allowing the battery to stay cooler and charge faster. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "The $749 OnePlus 8T is official, with a 120Hz display, 65W charging," 14 Oct. 2020 That increase might be important in controlling which genes get turned on or off, rewiring the brain’s reward circuitry and causing an intense drug craving during withdrawal. Quanta Magazine, "The Epigenetic Secrets Behind Dopamine, Drug Addiction and Depression," 27 Oct. 2020 Positioned on the outside of the earcup or bud, this mic analyzes all frequencies of ambient sound and routes them to the circuitry inside the headphones. Jim Allen, Popular Mechanics, "How a Frustrated Engineer and His Team Brought Noise-Cancelation to the Masses," 20 Oct. 2020 Advances in integrated circuitry, microprocessing, and wireless technology have prompted more companies to develop smart scopes, and many brands that don’t have e-scopes in their product lines now have plans to release them. Andrew Mckean, Outdoor Life, "Are Smart Scopes the Hunting Tool of the Future or Shortcuts to Close-Enough Accuracy?," 24 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of circuitry

1946, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of circuitry was in 1946

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1 Dec 2020

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“Circuitry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/circuitry. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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circuitry

noun
How to pronounce circuitry (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of circuitry

: a system or group of electric circuits

circuitry

noun
cir·​cuit·​ry | \ ˈsər-kə-trē How to pronounce circuitry (audio) \

Medical Definition of circuitry

1a : the detailed plan or arrangement of an electric circuit
b : the components of an electric circuit
2 : the network of interconnected neurons in the nervous system and especially the brain also : the neuronal pathways of the brain along which electrical and chemical signals travel

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