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circumference

EnglishEdit

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Circumference and diameter

EtymologyEdit

From Latin circumferentia, from circum (around) + ferō (I carry).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

circumference (plural circumferences)

  1. (geometry) The line that bounds a circle or other two-dimensional figure
  2. (geometry) The length of such a line
  3. (obsolete) The surface of a round or spherical object

SynonymsEdit

  • (distance measured around any object): girth
  • (distance measured around a race track): lap

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VerbEdit

circumference (third-person singular simple present circumferences, present participle circumferencing, simple past and past participle circumferenced)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To include in a circular space; to bound.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Thomas Browne to this entry?)