动词过去式:circuited 过去分词:circuited 现在分词:circuiting 第三人称单数:circuits
1 line, route or journey round a place 围绕一地方的线、路线或旅程; 周线; 圈
*The circuit of the city walls is three miles. 环绕本市城墙的周长是三英里.
* The earth takes a year to make a circuit of (ie go round) the sun. 地球绕太阳一周需要一年时间.
* She ran four circuits of the track. 她在跑道上跑了四圈.
2 (a) complete path along which an electric current flows 电路
*There must be a break in the circuit. 电路中一定有断路.
(b) apparatus with a sequence of conductors, valves, etc, through which an electric current flows 电器装置
*[attrib 作定语] a circuit diagram, ie one showing the connections in such an apparatus 电路图.
3 (a) regular journey made by a judge round a particular area to hear cases in court 巡回审判（法官定期巡回某地区）
*go on circuit, ie make this journey 进行巡回审判
* [attrib 作定语] a circuit judge 巡回法官.
(b) area covered by such a journey 巡回审判地区.
4 (in sport) series of tournaments in which the same players regularly take part 联赛
*the American golf circuit 美国高尔夫球联赛.
5 group of Methodist churches sharing the same preachers within a particular area （在某地区有同一批传教士的）卫理公会组织.
1300-1400; Language: Old French;Origin:
circuite, from Latin
circuitus, past participle of circumire, circuire 'to go around'
, from circum ( CIRCUM-
) + ire 'to go'
a path that forms a circle around an area, or a journey along this path We did a circuit of the old city.BrE
a track that cars, motorbikes
etc race aroundthe tennis/lecture/cabaret etc circuit
all the places that are usually visited by someone who plays tennis etc a well-known entertainer on the club circuit
the complete circle that an electric current travels an electrical circuit
a regular trip around an area made by a judge or a religious leader, so that a court of law or church can meet in several different places a circuit judge a circuit preacherdo circuitsBrE informal
to do circuit training
→closed circuit television, printed circuit, short circuit
1. The circuit of the city walls is three miles. 环绕本市城墙的周长是三英里.
2. A short circuit will blow the fuse. 发生短路时, 保险丝就会被烧断。