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Circuit vs. Route

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Circuitnoun

The act of moving or revolving around, or as in a circle or orbit; a revolution

Routenoun

A course or way which is traveled or passed.

‘The route was used so much that it formed a rut.’; ‘You need to find a route that you can take between these two obstacles.’;

Circuitnoun

The circumference of, or distance around, any space; the measure of a line around an area.

Routenoun

A regular itinerary of stops, or the path followed between these stops, such as for delivery or passenger transportation.

‘We live near the bus route.’; ‘Here is a map of our delivery routes.’;

Circuitnoun

That which encircles anything, as a ring or crown.

Routenoun

A road or path; often specifically a highway.

‘Follow Route 49 out of town.’;

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Circuitnoun

The space enclosed within a circle, or within limits.

Routenoun

(figuratively) One of multiple methods or approaches to doing something.

Circuitnoun

(electricity) Enclosed path of an electric current, usually designed for a certain function.

Routenoun

(historical) One of the major provinces of imperial China from the Later Jin to the Song, corresponding to the Tang and early Yuan circuits.

Circuitnoun

A regular or appointed trip from place to place as part of one's job

Routeverb

(transitive) To direct or divert along a particular course.

‘All incoming mail was routed through a single office.’;

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Circuitnoun

(legal) The jurisdiction of certain judges within a state or country, whether itinerant or not.

Routeverb

(Internet) to connect two local area networks, thereby forming an internet.

Circuitnoun

(historical) Various administrative divisions of imperial and early Republican China, including:

Routeverb

To send (information) through a router.

Circuitnoun

The counties at the fringes of the empire, usually with a non-Chinese population, from the Han to the Western Jin.

Routenoun

The course or way which is traveled or passed, or is to be passed; a passing; a course; a road or path; a march.

‘Wide through the furzy field their route they take.’;

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Circuitnoun

The 10 or so major provinces of the empire from the Tang to the early Yuan.

Routenoun

an established line of travel or access

Circuitnoun

Major provincial divisions from the Yuan to early Republican China.

Routenoun

an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation

Circuitnoun

(legal) circuit court

Routeverb

send documents or materials to appropriate destinations

Circuitnoun

(Methodism) The basic grouping of local Methodist churches.

Routeverb

send via a specific route

Circuitnoun

By analogy to the proceeding three, a set of theaters among which the same acts circulate; especially common in the heyday of vaudeville.

Routeverb

divert in a specified direction;

‘divert the low voltage to the engine cylinders’;

Circuitnoun

(motor racing) A track on which a race in held; a racetrack

Circuitnoun

(obsolete) circumlocution

Circuitnoun

(Scientology) A thought that unconsciously goes round and round in a person's mind and controls that person.

Circuitnoun

(graph theory) A closed path, without repeated vertices allowed.

Circuitnoun

A chain of cinemas/movie theaters.

Circuitverb

To move in a circle; to go round; to circulate.

Circuitverb

To travel around.

‘Having circuited the air.’;

Circuitnoun

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.

Circuitnoun

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.’;

Circuitnoun

That which encircles anything, as a ring or crown.

‘The golden circuit on my head.’;

Circuitnoun

The space inclosed within a circle, or within limits.

‘A circuit wide inclosed with goodliest trees.’;

Circuitnoun

A regular or appointed journeying from place to place in the exercise of one's calling, as of a judge, or a preacher.

Circuitnoun

A certain division of a state or country, established by law for a judge or judges to visit, for the administration of justice.

Circuitnoun

Circumlocution.

Circuitverb

To move in a circle; to go round; to circulate.

Circuitverb

To travel around.

Circuitnoun

an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow

Circuitnoun

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’;

Circuitnoun

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’;

Circuitnoun

(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

Circuitnoun

a racetrack for automobile races

Circuitnoun

movement once around a course;

‘he drove an extra lap just for insurance’;

Circuitverb

make a circuit;

‘They were circuiting about the state’;

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