cir·​cu·​i·​ty (ˌ)sər-ˈkyü-ə-tē How to pronounce circuity (audio)
plural circuities
: lack of straightforwardness : indirection

Examples of circuity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Duco negates the need for any human intervention by leveraging a hanging robotic system that automatically sketches multi-layered circuity to enable novel large-scale interfaces. IEEE Spectrum, 15 Feb. 2023 Mazzone hopes that studying the neural circuity for coughing will eventually lead to new therapies. Sarah Zhang, Discover Magazine, 11 Apr. 2012

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Word History



First Known Use

circa 1626, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of circuity was circa 1626

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“Circuity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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