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 The use of thin-film polymer capacitors — a technology used in Technics’ high-grade audio amplifiers — stabilizes the electrical current throughout the circuitry which Technics claims limits distortion. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 4 Jan. 2022 Our tools precisely track thousands of parameters that are needed to mass produce circuitry reliably at a near-atomic size. Kevin Zhang, Fortune, 15 Dec. 2021 There is much to be discovered about how the brain bootstraps itself into existence from its underlying genetic instructions and about how, once built, its circuitry supports the complex activity patterns which underlie brain functions. Anil Seth, Wired, 20 Dec. 2021 The brain circuitry that signals fear and holds memories of terrifying events lies in the amygdala, a structure that evolved long before hominids with bulging forebrains came into being. Smithsonian Magazine, 18 Aug. 2021 The wearable electronic device may be stored in a charging case that includes wireless power transmitting circuitry for powering the wearable electronic device. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 17 Nov. 2021 These earbuds include six microphones which are used for both sampling sound to be cancelled by the hybrid ANC circuitry and for picking up the user’s voice when making phone calls and video chats. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 5 Sep. 2021 Its system uses a different kind of light to define ultrasmall circuitry on chips, packing more performance into the small slices of silicon. New York Times, 4 July 2021 The Bluetooth circuitry inside the JBL Flip 6 has been upgraded to version 5.1, giving it more range and robust reception. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2021

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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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12 Jan 2022

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“Circuitry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of circuitry

: a system or group of electric circuits


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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