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A territorial or geographical division of a country or state.

A circuit is the judicial territory over which a court has the jurisdiction to hear cases.

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a periodical journey made to an area by judges. The regularity of the practice led to the administrative divisions of the English court service being described as circuits. The Scottish High Court of Justiciary still sits on circuit around Scotland.
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Electric Circuit's users benefit from a 24-hour helpline, run and managed by CAA-Quebec, as well as a station tracking service.
We invented an electric circuit that can perform all wireless communication services in a mobile phone instead of using a separate circuit for each service.
In the electric circuit for the power supply, noise filter and magnet system of HIMAC, as shown in Fig.
To optimize the harvested power, we apply various load resistances in the electric circuit. The horizontal axis represents the load resistance, and the vertical axis represents the harvested power divided by the mean square of displacement of mass 1, with and without our analog circuit.
According to the Hazon Ish (Sefer Hazon Ish, Orah Hayyim, siman 50), the activation of an electric circuit on Shabbat violates the scriptural prohibition of boneh.
After client receives set of devices, he/she can start to create electric circuit scheme.
The Land Rover Discovery I with improvised explosive device was found at around 4.00 am on December 25 near the Bishkek City Police Department.The explosive device included the gas bottle, aluminum powder, ammonium saltpeter, around 30 kilos of shrapnel, which were connected in electric circuit with a mobile phone and battery KRONA.The yield of the explosive device was 7-10 kilos of TNT.
According to WAM news agency,a statement released by Dubai Police today said the explosives were 'professionally' loaded and connected via an electric circuit to a mobile phone chip hidden inside the printer.
Primarily a textbook geared toward senior or graduate students in electrical engineering, this book covers the calculation of the values of inductors, a subject often missing in electric circuit analysis courses.
The man was not found to be carrying any explosives but officials were worried as the batteries and electric circuit in his shoes was potent enough to set off an explosion in an aircraft.
The device was designed to disconnect selected branches of a vehicle's electric circuit to protect specific services such as the fuel pump, the PTOs, a tractor's auxiliary services or the engine starting system.
For example, a machine that has been turned off, an electric circuit that has been opened and locked off or an hydraulic system that has been prevented from operating will all allow the three access keys to be released.