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[sur-ki-tree] /ˈsɜr kɪ tri/
the science of designing electric or electronic circuits.
the circuits themselves.
the components of such circuits.
Origin of circuitry
1945-50; circuit + -ry Unabridged
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  • Flexible circuitry would be able to do many things that rigid circuits cannot.
  • Beauty, his argument goes, is not so much in the eye as in the brain circuitry of the beholder.
  • Improving circuitry makes a difference in visual quality.
  • Satellite cases are being hardened to prevent circuitry from being fried by microwaves or other electronic weaponry.
  • Removing the battery apparently does not stop this invasion as the phone stores considerable power in its circuitry.
  • Neurologically there will be deep subconscious belief circuitry and routines evolved to support this type of behaviour no doubt.
  • Leon demonstrated his apparatus for testing the circuitry.
  • Somewhere along the way, my brain's neural circuitry had been overloaded.
  • Other people are looking at hardware that actually evolves--they use circuitry that can rewire itself.
  • Scientists are crafting arteries, ligaments, circuitry and holograms from worm yarn.
British Dictionary definitions for circuitry


the design of an electrical circuit
the system of circuits used in an electronic device
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Word Origin and History for circuitry

1946, from circuit (n.)+ -ry.

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