1. <communications> A communications path in a circuit switching network.

2. <electronics> A complete path through which an electric current can flow.

The term is used loosely for any device or subsystem using electrical or electronic components. E.g. "That lightning bolt fried the circuits in my GPS receiver". An integrated circuit (IC) contains components built on a Silicon die.

(01 Jul 2002)

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The path or course of flow of cases or electric or other currents.

Origin: L. Circuitus, a going round, fr. Circum, around, + eo, pp. Itus, to go

(05 Mar 2000)

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