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circuit

 [ser´kut]
the round or course traversed by an electrical current. The circuit is said to be closed when it is continuous, so that the current may pass through it; it is open, broken, or interrupted when it is not continuous and the current cannot pass through it.
reentrant circuit (reentry circuit) the circuit formed by the circulating impulse in reentry.

cir·cuit

(ser'kit),
The path or course of flow of cases or electric or other currents.
[L. circuitus, a going round, fr. circum, around, + eo, pp. itus, to go]

cir·cuit

(sĭr'kŭt)
The path or course of flow of electric or other currents.
[L. circuitus, a going round, fr. circum, around, + eo, pp. itus, to go]
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'We find the criticism and the discussions on the loan agreement trivial, circuitous and pointless.'
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Rice wrote, "Although we do not question the sincerity of Respondents' feelings, without more, their circuitous exposure to the honorary proclamations and concomitant belief that the proclamations expressed the Governor's preference for religion is simply too indirect and incidental an injury to confer individual standing."
It meant 15 to 20 or more minutes' extra walk to work from the bus or train as we wound our way round the sheds and electricity cables (probably tripping up over the latter) and having to allow at least half an hour extra if we needed to go out into the city to do anything in our lunch hours as we fought our way through the crowds or worked our way through a circuitous bypass route.
I accept that, no problems" - McDowell believes the tight and circuitous nature of Royal Liverpool will turn the 2014 Open into more of a chess match than a slugging contest.
"Cross border e-commerce transactions have always presented significant challenges for UAE-based merchants, because of limiting factors like circuitous transfer routes and fluctuating exchanges rates, leading to limited access to cash flows," said Bhairav Trivedi, CEO of Network International.
Cross border e-commerce transactions have presented challenges for UAE-based merchants due to circuitous transfer routes and fluctuating exchanges rates, which results in limited access to cash flows, said Bhairav Trivedi, Network International's CEO.
However, later the US companies began to find circuitous legal ways for cooperation, after which the trade turnover began to grow.
Rather than try to explain the circuitous, confusing route from the Greendale Mall to Higgins Armory, my husband jumped in his truck and said "Just follow me.''