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  • The O.D. Circuit
    The O.D. Circuit
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v circuit make a circuit "They were circuiting about the state"
    • n circuit movement once around a course "he drove an extra lap just for insurance"
    • n circuit a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area "they took an extended tour of Europe","we took a quick circuit of the park","a ten-day coach circuit of the island"
    • n circuit an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
    • n circuit a racetrack for automobile races
    • n circuit (law) a judicial division of a state or the United States (so-called because originally judges traveled and held court in different locations); one of the twelve groups of states in the United States that is covered by a particular circuit court of appeals
    • n circuit the boundary line encompassing an area or object "he had walked the full circumference of his land","a danger to all races over the whole circumference of the globe"
    • n circuit an established itinerary of venues or events that a particular group of people travel to "she's a familiar name on the club circuit","on the lecture circuit","the judge makes a circuit of the courts in his district","the international tennis circuit"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Schematic three-wire electric light circuits Schematic three-wire electric light circuits

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An individual blood cell takes about 60 seconds to make a complete circuit of the body.
    • Circuit A certain division of a state or country, established by law for a judge or judges to visit, for the administration of justice.
    • Circuit A district in which an itinerant preacher labors.
    • Circuit A regular or appointed journeying from place to place in the exercise of one's calling, as of a judge, or a preacher.
    • Circuit Circumlocution. "Thou hast used no circuit of words."
    • Circuit That which encircles anything, as a ring or crown. "The golden circuit on my head."
    • Circuit The act of moving or revolving around, or as in a circle or orbit; a revolution; as, the periodical circuit of the earth round the sun.
    • Circuit The circumference of, or distance round, any space; the measure of a line round an area. "The circuit or compass of Ireland is 1,800 miles."
    • Circuit The space inclosed within a circle, or within limits. "A circuit wide inclosed with goodliest trees."
    • v. i Circuit To move in a circle; to go round; to circulate.
    • v. t Circuit To travel around. "Having circuited the air."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1945 a computer at Harvard malfunctioned and Grace Hopper, who was working on the computer, investigated, found a moth in one of the circuits and removed it. Ever since, when something goes wrong with a computer, it is said to have a bug in it.
    • n circuit The act of moving or passing around; a circular movement, progress, or journey; a revolution.
    • n circuit A boundary-line encompassing any object; the distance round any space, whether circular or of other form; circumference; limit; compass.
    • n circuit That which encircles; a ring or circlet.
    • n circuit The space inclosed in a circle or within certain limits.
    • n circuit The journey of a judge or other person from one place to another for the purpose of holding court or performing other stated duties.
    • n circuit The district or territory in which any business involving periodical journeys from place to place is carried on; the places visited.
    • n circuit Specifically The district or portion of country in which the same judge or judges hold courts for the trial of questions of fact. The circuits of England and Wales (of which there are seven fixed by order in Council) are now constituted as follows: the home circuit, or southeastern circuit, includes Hertford, Chelmsford, Lewes, Maidstone, Huntingdon, Cambridge, Ipswich (alternately with Bury St. Edmunds), and Norwich; the midland circuit, Bedford, Aylesbury, Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Northampton, Nottingham, Oakham, Warwick Division, and Birmingham; the northern circuit, Carlisle, Appleby, Northern Division, Lancaster, Manchester, and Liverpool; the northeastern circuit, Durham, Newcastle, York, and Leeds; the Oxford circuit, Reading, Oxford, Worcester, Stafford, Shrewsbury, Hereford, Monmouth, and Gloucester; the western circuit, general assizes, Winchester, Devizes (alternately with Salisbury), Dorchester, Exeter, Bodmin, Taunton (alternately with Wells), and Bristol; the North Wales circuit, Welshpool (alternately with Newtown), Dolgelly, Carnarvon, Beaumaris, Ruthin, Mold, and Chester Castle; and South Wales circuit, Haverfordwest, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Swansea or Cardiff, Brecon, and Presteign. Ireland is divided into six circuits; and Scotland, exclusive of the Lothians, is divided into three circuits, each presided over by two judges of the High Court of Judiciary, or Supreme Criminal Court. The circuits of the United States courts are now constituted as follows: First circuit', the districts of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island; second circuit, the districts of Vermont, Connecticut, and New York (northern, southern, and eastern); third circuit, the districts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania (eastern and western), and Delaware; fourth circuit, the districts of Maryland, North Carolina (eastern and western), South Carolina (eastern and western), West Virginia, and Virginia (eastern and western); fifth circuit, the districts of Georgia (northern and southern), Florida (northern and southern), Alabama (southern, middle, and northern), Mississippi (northern and southern), Louisiana (eastern and western), and Texas (eastern, western, and northern); sixth circuit, the districts of Ohio (northern and southern), Michigan (eastern and western), Kentucky, and Tennessee (eastern, middle, and western); seventh circuit, the districts of Indiana, Illinois (northern and southern), and Wisconsin (eastern and western); eighth circuit, the districts of Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri (eastern and western), Kansas, Arkansas (eastern and western), Nebraska, and Colorado; ninth circuit, the districts of California, Oregon, and Nevada.
    • n circuit Hence A circuit court (see below).
    • n circuit In the Meth. Ch., the district assigned to an itinerant preacher.
    • n circuit A number of theaters controlled by one manager.
    • n circuit The name given by foreigners in China to a subdivision of a province, containing two or more fû or prefectures, under the control of an official styled a Tao-tai.
    • n circuit The arrangement by which a current of electricity is kept up between the two poles of an electrical machine or of a voltaic battery; the path of an electric current. In a voltaic battery the circuit consists of the metallic plates in the cells, with the liquid in which they are immersed, and also the conductor—for example, a wire—which joins the two poles of the battery; in the telegraph the earth forms part of the circuit. When the path of the current is completely made, so that the electricity is free to flow, the circuit is said to be made, completed, or closed; if interrupted at any point, it is broken or opened.
    • n circuit A roundabout argument or statement; circumlocution.
    • n circuit In logic, the extension of a term. See extension.
    • n circuit In mathematics, a closed path on a surface.
    • n circuit In the Meth. Ch., to go the rounds of a circuit as an itinerant preacher.
    • circuit To revolve about or go around in.
    • circuit To move in a circle or circuit; go around.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There was a "pony express" in Persia many centuries before Christ. Riders on this ancient circuit, wearing special colored headbands, delivered the mails across the vast stretch of Asia Minor, sometimes riding for hundreds of miles without a break.
    • n Circuit sėr′kit the act of moving round: area, extent: a round made in the exercise of a calling, esp. the round made by the judges for holding the courts of law: the judges making the round:
    • v.t Circuit to go round
    • n Circuit sėr′kit (Shak.) diadem
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  • Rusty Berkus
    Rusty Berkus
    “There comes that mysterious meeting in life when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be, igniting the circuits of our highest potential.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. circuit, fr. L. circuitus, fr. circuire, or circumire, to go around; circum, around + ire, to go
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. circuituscircuīre, circum, round, īre, to go.


In literature:

To regulate the strength of the current a rheostat was placed in the circuit.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
There is a good work in Oxford, on the Long Point Circuit, as also on the London and Westminster Circuits.
"The Story of My Life" by Egerton Ryerson
And there is no doubt that this akropolis had its own circuit of wall, distinct from that of the lower town.
"Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine" by Edward A. Freeman
When he had made some four or five circuits, Norman moved slower and slower, and then stopped nearly opposite to where the others were.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Elkins he preached there, and the circuit-rider.
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
But his circuit of Munster is important for other reasons.
"St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh" by H. J. Lawlor
Some obstacle or other incessantly obliged us either to jump over or make a circuit so as to get forward.
"Adventures of a Young Naturalist" by Lucien Biart
The bar of the Northern Circuit was full of eminent men.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
It must be the circuit-diagram for a transmitter to be given to the man whose face filled the screen.
"The Machine That Saved The World" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
You hide in the edge of the woods, and I'll make a circuit and drive 'em down to you.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
The heaviest shocks were felt in a circuit within the radius of three leagues.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
To complete a circuit, the current must flow through this wire or filament.
"Electricity for the farm" by Frederick Irving Anderson
Brother-circuiteers came to his wife's drawing-room for tea and chat, coffee and cards.
"A Book About Lawyers" by John Cordy Jeaffreson
THIS case was brought up, by writ of error, from the Circuit Court of the United States for the district of Missouri.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Wrong connections, poor connections, short circuits, broken wire, etc., will make trouble.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
The scratchings died away as the beasts completed the circuit to the grounded hull.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
As soon as H touches S the circuit is completed.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
Jan Morrison was a scientist's daughter, too, and printed electronic circuits were no mystery to her.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
There was a tinkling crash, a flare of light and the crackle of shorted circuits.
"The Ethical Engineer" by Henry Maxwell Dempsey
It has optical recognition circuits that identify any North American warcraft by type, disarm the war head, and steer it home.
"Industrial Revolution" by Poul William Anderson

In poetry:

Constant as Daniel, strong as Grove.
Ebullient throughout its depths like Smee,
My heart puts forth its tide of love,
And all its circuits close in thee.
"Valentine" by James Clerk Maxwell
Not for their hearths and homes alone,
But for the world their work was done;
On all the winds their thought has flown
Through all the circuit of the sun.
"One Of The Signers" by John Greenleaf Whittier
It is done!
In the circuit of the sun
Shall the sound thereof go forth.
It shall bid the sad rejoice,
It shall give the dumb a voice,
It shall belt with joy the earth!
"Laus Deo" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Then in the circuit calm of one vast coil,
Its lashings charmed and malice reconciled,
Frosted eyes there were that lifted altars;
And silent answers crept across the stars.
"At Melville's Tomb" by Harold Hart Crane
'Despair! distraction! I obey'd,
And one disordered moment made
An ever-wretched wife:
Ah! in the circuit of one Sun,
Heaven! I was wedded and undone,
And desolate for life!
"Monimia. An Ode" by John Logan
She smiled and that transfigured me
And left me but a lout,
Maundering here, and maundering there,
Emptier of thought
Than the heavenly circuit of its stars
When the moon sails out.
"A Man Young And Old: I. First Love" by William Butler Yeats

In news:

Mandy Patinkin's circuitous, hairy ride back to Shakespeare.
Local elected criticizes Paterson of CDTA hikes, circuitously .
Colonie Town Supervisor candidate Michael Hoblock is taking a circuitous route to criticizing his opponent.
Laser direct structuring (LDS) is a powerful technology for adding electrical circuit paths to plastics electronic products such as mobile phone and notebook antennas or molded interconnect devices (MIDs).
Then, specialized lasers are used to scribe the circuit layout onto the plastic part.
This mouse combines a traditional electronic circuit board and components with a 3D-printed enclosure.
With four Circulators running the 27-minute circuit, wait times at each stop average only five minutes.
Post-Olympics With Michael Phelps, Tyler Clary, FINA World Cup Circuit.
BRADENTON, FL — Silver Falcon Mining, Inc (OTCBB: SFMI) provides an update on the regulatory approval process on the Company's closed circuit leaching plant.
A sentence was carried out through a closed circuit telecast of a Tamaqua man serving time in a state correctional facility and a Schuylkill County judge seating in a courtroom at the courthouse Pottsville.
' Closed Circuit ' set for August domestic release.
Focus Features has dated John Crowley's international thriller " Closed Circuit " for an Aug 28 domestic release.
'Closed Circuit' set for August domestic release.
Focus Features has dated John Crowley's international thriller "Closed Circuit" for an Aug 28 domestic release.

In science:

In SEU a soft error is introduced in logic circuits due to an electric glitch positively amplified by the circuit itself.
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV
Translating this equation into a quantum circuit, the decomposition of ˜Mr leads to the circuit scheme shown in Figure 5.
Quantum circuits for single-qubit measurements corresponding to platonic solids
Classically, the circuit may be described as a sort charged L − C circuit.
Simple approach to the mesoscopic open electron resonator: Quantum current oscillations
Then B>e ∪ e ∈ C is dependent, so it contains a circuit C ; e is clearly the smallest element in this circuit.
Semimatroids and their Tutte polynomials
We now turn to the question of whether the measure over random circuits of length m < polylog(D), i.e., efficient random circuits, can mimic some practical subset of the statistical features of the uniform measure.
Random Quantum Circuits and Pseudo-Random Operators: Theory and Applications
This provides an inductive procedure for reducing an arbitrary simple circuit into (a finite collection of ) minimal circuits.
Automorphisms and abstract commensurators of 2-dimensional Artin groups
Proposition 15 Any minimal circuit of Θ is a basic circuit.
Automorphisms and abstract commensurators of 2-dimensional Artin groups
Proposition 16 Any minimal circuit of b∆ is minimal as a circuit of Θ .
Automorphisms and abstract commensurators of 2-dimensional Artin groups
Namely, the minimal circuits are precisely the translates in Θ of the minimal circuits of b∆ .
Automorphisms and abstract commensurators of 2-dimensional Artin groups
Finally we claim that if a basic circuit Σ in b∆ admits a short-circuit B in Θ then it admits a short-circuit B ′ in b∆, for if A denotes the longest subpath of B which is a V –path then replacing A with P (A) gives the desired path.
Automorphisms and abstract commensurators of 2-dimensional Artin groups
Then we have a sequence Σ = Σ0, Σ1, .., Σk = Σ′ of minimal circuits as in the definition where, by Lemma 26, we may suppose that all circuits Σi lie in b∆ .
Automorphisms and abstract commensurators of 2-dimensional Artin groups
Considering, for simplicity, all circuits as circuits in ∆, we have that Σ, Σ′ have an edge e in common while, for each i = 1, .., k, the circuits Σi and Σi−1 meet along an edge ei different from e .
Automorphisms and abstract commensurators of 2-dimensional Artin groups
Lemma 28 If ∆ is a connected graph and Σ, Σ′ are minimal circuits then either there is a vertex of ∆ which separates them, or they are joined by a sequence Σ = Σ0, Σ1, Σ2, .., Σn = Σ′ of minimal circuits of ∆ such that Σi and Σi−1 have an edge in common, for each i = 1, .., n .
Automorphisms and abstract commensurators of 2-dimensional Artin groups
Otherwise, we may find a short-circuit which decomposes C into circuits C1 and C2 of strictly shorter length.
Automorphisms and abstract commensurators of 2-dimensional Artin groups
Lemma 29 If minimal circuits Σ, Σ′ of a graph ∆ meet along an edge e then either e separates Σ from Σ′, or there exists a sequence Σ = Σ0, Σ1, Σ2, .., Σk = Σ′ of minimal circuits such that, for each i = 1, .., k, the circuits Σi and Σi−1 have a common edge ei which is adjacent to but not equal to e .
Automorphisms and abstract commensurators of 2-dimensional Artin groups