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Circuit

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.

circuit

noun ambit, area, arrondissement, bounds, confines, district, domain, dominion, exclusive area, extent, field, hemisphere, jurisdiction, land, locus, orbis, orbit, pale, part, place, precinct, province, quarter, range, realm, region, section, site, situs, sphere, territory, zone
Associated concepts: circuit court, circuit court of appeals, circuit judge, circuit officers, judicial circuits, riding circuit
See also: bench, boundary, circulate, circumscribe, contour, cycle, detour, district, encompass, extent, gamut, outline, periphery, province, region, scope, sphere, territory

circuit

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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Currently, there is no electric circuit for mobile phones to carry out this task because each of the wireless mobile services provided by mobile phones needs separate electric circuits.
It was an important finding that the noise pulse from the power supplies arises not from the normal electric circuit, but from the environment (ground).
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.
Then server sends instruction to the VML devices table and real electric circuit is assembled according to the virtual scheme.
KARACHI, May 11 -- Police are quizzing the man arrested at the Karachi airport trying to board an aircraft for the Gulf after police found electric circuits and batteries hidden in his shoes.
The operator can also use it to temporarily disconnect parts of the electric circuit that are used only occasionally or for safety reasons in the event of an accident.
In conjunction with National Science and Engineering Week and the Newcastle Science Festival, young people were invited to try activities ranging from building an electric circuit to working with a voice-activated Dalek, and building a robot.
4 : a socket used with a plug to connect one electric circuit with another
Members of the family that found a dead cat in their boat told investigators they suspect Glazier turned off the electric circuit breakers on their home when they were on vacation, causing all their refrigerated food to rot.
While the story of the Underground map is fairly well-known--a kind of topological resolution employing the conventions of electric circuit diagrams--the A-Z is not so well known.
Traditional methods for delaminating metal film--which has been laminated onto plastic by a process such as plating for use in components for home appliances, electric circuit boards, recreational equipment, and numerous other products--have included dissolving the plating with an acid-alkali solution, or grinding the laminated parts and separating the plastic from the metal with a dielectric discharge.
The free Science Roadshow will visit Aberystwyth Arts Centre on March 18 and Cardigan on March 19, where you could send an invisible message, be part of an electric circuit or look at what owls have been eating recently.