closed-cir|cuit «KLOHZD SUR kiht», adjective.
denoting or having to do with television or radio transmitted by wire or cable, and not broadcast over the air, but to a certain limited audience, for example in a chain of theaters or a group of classrooms: »

Guests can tune in the kitchen…by means of a closed-circuit TV, see what the cook is whipping up for dinner (Time).

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • closed-cir·cuit — /ˈkloʊzdˈsɚkət/ adj, always used before a noun used to describe a television system that sends its signal through wires to a limited number of televisions The store uses closed circuit television to monitor the activities of shoppers …   Useful english dictionary

  • cir|cuit — «SUR kiht», noun, verb. –n. 1. a) the action of going around; a moving around; a trip around: »The earth takes a year to make its circuit of the sun. b) a roundabout course; detour: »They…could only advance by long circuits (Elisha K. Kane). 2.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cir·cuit — /ˈsɚkət/ noun, pl cuits [count] 1 : a series of performances, sports events, lectures, etc., that are held or done at many different places usually singular She will be on a lecture circuit [=she will be traveling from place to place giving… …   Useful english dictionary

  • closed-circuit television — closed′ cir cuit tel′evision n. rtv a system of televising by cable to designated viewing sets, as within a single building • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • closed circuit — closed cir·cuit || kləʊzd system which allows one to see what is happening in a certain location; active electrical circuit …   English contemporary dictionary

  • closedcircuit — closed circuit n. 1. An electric circuit providing an uninterrupted, endless path for the flow of current. 2. A television transmission circuit with a limited number of reception stations and no broadcast facilities.   closedʹ cirʹcuit… …   Universalium

  • circuit — cir|cuit W3 [ˈsə:kıt US ˈsə:r ] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: circuite, from Latin circuitus, past participle of circumire, circuire to go around , from circum ( CIRCUM ) + ire to go ] 1.) a path that forms a circle around an area, or …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • circuit — 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] anesthetic c. equipment used during inhalation anesthesia to regulate concentrations of inhaled gases;… …   Medical dictionary

  • Short circuit — Short cir cuit (Elec.) A circuit formed or closed by a conductor of relatively low resistance because shorter or of relatively great conductivity. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • circle — cir•cle [[t]ˈsɜr kəl[/t]] n. v. cled, cling 1) math. a closed plane curve consisting of all points at a given distance from a point within it called the center 2) math. the portion of a plane bounded by such a curve 3) any circular or ringlike… …   From formal English to slang

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