# Circle vs. Circuit

## Difference Between Circle and Circuit

#### Circlenoun

(geometry) A two-dimensional geometric figure, a line, consisting of the set of all those points in a plane that are equally distant from a given point (center).

*The set of all points (x, y) such that (x-1)*

^{2}+ y^{2}*r*

^{2}is a circle of radius r around the point (1, 0).#### Circuitnoun

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

#### Circlenoun

A two-dimensional geometric figure, a disk, consisting of the set of all those points of a plane at a distance less than or equal to a fixed distance (radius) from a given point.

#### Circuitnoun

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

#### Circlenoun

Any thin three-dimensional equivalent of the geometric figures.

*Put on your dunce-cap and sit down on that circle.*

#### Circuitnoun

That which encircles anything, as a ring or crown.

#### Circlenoun

A curve that more or less forms part or all of a circle.

*move in a circle*

#### Circuitnoun

The space enclosed within a circle, or within limits.

#### Circlenoun

Orbit.

#### Circuitnoun

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

#### Circlenoun

A specific group of persons; especially one who shares a common interest.

*inner circle;*

*circle of friends*

#### Circuitnoun

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

#### Circlenoun

(cricket) A line comprising two semicircles of 30 yards radius centred on the wickets joined by straight lines parallel to the pitch used to enforce field restrictions in a one-day match.

#### Circuitnoun

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

#### Circlenoun

(Wicca) A ritual circle that is cast three times deosil and closes three times widdershins either in the air with a wand or literally with stones or other items used for worship.

#### Circuitnoun

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

#### Circlenoun

(South Africa) A traffic circle or roundabout.

#### Circuitnoun

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

#### Circlenoun

(obsolete) Compass; circuit; enclosure.

#### Circuitnoun

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

#### Circlenoun

(astronomy) An instrument of observation, whose graduated limb consists of an entire circle. When fixed to a wall in an observatory, it is called a mural circle; when mounted with a telescope on an axis and in Y's, in the plane of the meridian, a meridian or transit circle; when involving the principle of reflection, like the sextant, a reflecting circle; and when that of repeating an angle several times continuously along the graduated limb, a repeating circle.

#### Circuitnoun

Major provincial divisions from the Yuan to early Republican China.

#### Circlenoun

A series ending where it begins, and repeating itself.

#### Circuitnoun

(legal) circuit court

#### Circlenoun

(logic) A form of argument in which two or more unproved statements are used to prove each other; inconclusive reasoning.

#### Circuitnoun

(Methodism) The basic grouping of local Methodist churches.

#### Circlenoun

Indirect form of words; circumlocution.

#### Circuitnoun

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

#### Circlenoun

A territorial division or district.

*The ten Circles of the Holy Roman Empire were those principalities or provinces which had seats in the German Diet.*

#### Circuitnoun

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

#### Circlenoun

(in the plural) A bagginess of the skin below the eyes from lack of sleep.

*''After working all night, she had circles under her eyes.*

#### Circuitnoun

(obsolete) circumlocution

#### Circleverb

(transitive) To travel around along a curved path.

#### Circuitnoun

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

#### Circleverb

(transitive) To surround.

#### Circuitnoun

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

#### Circleverb

(transitive) To place or mark a circle around.

*Circle the jobs that you are interested in applying for.*

#### Circuitnoun

A chain of cinemas/movie theaters.

#### Circleverb

(intransitive) To travel in circles.

*Vultures circled overhead.*

#### Circuitverb

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

#### Circlenoun

ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point;

*he calculated the circumference of the circle*

#### Circuitverb

To travel around.

*Having circuited the air.*

#### Circlenoun

an unofficial association of people or groups;

*the smart set goes there*

*they were an angry lot*

#### Circuitnoun

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

#### Circlenoun

something approximating the shape of a circle;

*the chairs were arranged in a circle*

#### 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*

#### Circlenoun

movement once around a course;

*he drove an extra lap just for insurance*

#### 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*

#### Circlenoun

a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island;

*the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary*

#### 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

#### Circlenoun

street names for flunitrazepan

#### Circuitnoun

a racetrack for automobile races

#### Circlenoun

a curved section or tier of seats in a hall or theater or opera house; usually the first tier above the orchestra;

*they had excellent seats in the dress circle*

#### Circuitnoun

movement once around a course;

*he drove an extra lap just for insurance*

#### Circlenoun

any circular or rotating mechanism;

*the machine punched out metal circles*

#### Circuitverb

make a circuit;

*They were circuiting about the state*

#### Circleverb

travel around something;

*circle the globe*

#### Circleverb

move in circles

#### Circleverb

be around;

*Developments surround the town*

*The river encircles the village*

#### Circleverb

form a circle around;

*encircle the errors*