As nouns the difference between tournament and circuit
is that tournament
is (historical) during the middle ages, a series of battles and other contests designed to prepare knights for war while circuit
is the act of moving or revolving around, or as in a circle or orbit; a revolution; as, the periodical circuit of the earth around the sun.
As a verb circuit is
(obsolete) to move in a circle; to go round; to circulate.
(historical) During the Middle Ages, a series of battles and other contests designed to prepare knights for war.
A series of games; either the same game played many times, or a succession of games related by a single theme; played competitively to determine a single winning team or individual.
* 2011 , Phil McNulty, Euro 2012: Montenegro 2-2 England [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/15195384.stm]
- England secured their place at Euro 2012 with a scrambled draw in Montenegro - but Wayne Rooney was sent off and will miss the start of the tournament .
The act of moving or revolving around, or as in a circle or orbit; a revolution; as, the periodical circuit of the earth around the sun.
The circumference of, or distance around, any space; the measure of a line around an area.
That which encircles anything, as a ring or crown.
The space enclosed within a circle, or within limits.
(electricity) Enclosed path of an electric current, usually designed for a certain function.
A regular or appointed journeying from place to place in the exercise of one's calling, as of a judge, or a preacher.
(legal) A certain division of a state or country, established by law for a judge or judges to visit, for the administration of justice.
(Methodist Church) A district in which an itinerant preacher labors.
By analogy to the proceeding three, a set of theaters among which the same acts circulate; especially common in the heyday of vaudeville.
- Thou hast used no circuit of words.
(obsolete) To move in a circle; to go round; to circulate.
(obsolete) To travel around.
- Having circuited the air.