circuit significado, circuit definición | diccionario de inglés definición



  ( circuits    plural  )
1       n-count   An electrical circuit is a complete route which an electric current can flow around.  
Any attempts to cut through the cabling will break the electrical circuit.     
2       n-count   A circuit is a series of places that are visited regularly by a person or group, especially as a part of their job.  
usu supp N  
It's a common problem, the one I'm asked about most when I'm on the lecture circuit.     
3       n-count   A racing circuit is a track on which cars, motorbikes, or cycles race.  
  (mainly BRIT)  
4       n-count   A circuitof a place or area is a journey all the way round it.  
FORMAL   usu N of n  
She made a slow circuit of the room.     

circuit board        ( circuit boards    plural  ) A circuit board is the same as a printed circuit board.      n-count  
circuit breaker        ( circuit breakers    plural  ) , circuit-breaker   A circuit breaker is a device which can stop the flow of electricity around a circuit by switching itself off if anything goes wrong.      n-count  
There is an internal circuit breaker to protect the instrument from overload.     
circuit training     
Circuit training is a type of physical training in which you do a series of different exercises, each for a few minutes.      n-uncount  
closed-circuit      , closed circuit  
A closed-circuit television or video system is one that operates within a limited area such as a building.      adj   ADJ n  
There's a closed-circuit television camera in the reception area.     
integrated circuit        ( integrated circuits    plural  ) An integrated circuit is a very small electronic circuit printed on a single silicon chip.     (TECHNICAL)      n-count  
printed circuit board        ( printed circuit boards    plural  ) A printed circuit board is an electronic circuit in which some of the parts and connections consist of thin metal lines and shapes on a thin board.     (TECHNICAL)      n-count  
short-circuit        ( short-circuits    3rd person present)   ( short-circuiting    present participle)   ( short-circuited    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If an electrical device short-circuits or if someone or something short-circuits it, a wrong connection or damaged wire causes electricity to travel along the wrong route and damage the device.  
Carbon dust and oil build up in large motors and cause them to short-circuit...      V  
Once inside they short-circuited the electronic security.      V n  
      Short-circuit is also a noun., n-count  
The fire was started by an electrical short-circuit.     
2       verb   If someone or something short-circuits a process or system, they avoid long or difficult parts of it and use a quicker, more direct method to achieve their aim.  
The approach was intended to short-circuit normal complaints procedures.      V n  
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild  


1    area, compass, course, journey, lap, orbit, perambulation, revolution, round, route, tour, track  
2    boundary, bounding line, bounds, circumference, compass, district, limit, pale, range, region, tract  

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