See also: [U+25EF LARGE CIRCLE], [U+26AC MEDIUM SMALL WHITE CIRCLE], [U+2218 RING OPERATOR], and Appendix:Variations of "o"
U+25CB.svg
U+25CB, ○
WHITE CIRCLE

[U+25CA]
Geometric Shapes
[U+25CC]
U+FFEE, ○
HALFWIDTH WHITE CIRCLE
[unassigned: U+FFEF–U+FFF8]

[U+FFED]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FFF9]
Emoji u2b55.svg
U+2B55, ⭕
HEAVY LARGE CIRCLE

[U+2B54]
Miscellaneous Symbols and Arrows
[U+2B56]

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

A generic circle shape.

SymbolEdit

  1. A female family member in a family tree. Compare (a male family member in a family tree).
  2. (phonetics) an unidentifiable/indeterminate segment
  3. A circled number ①, ②, ③, etc. represents the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. item.
    • 2013, Emily Laurence Baker, Slow New Forest: Local, characterful guides to Britain's special places (in English), Bradt Travel Guides, →ISBN, page 109:
      New Forest Wildlife Park
      Deerleap Lane, Ashurst SO41 4UH Ⓣ 023 [] Ⓦ www.newforestwildlifepark.co.uk
  4. A circled letter Ⓐ, Ⓑ, Ⓒ, etc. represents the Ath, Bth, Cth, etc. item.
    • 2004, Faye Berryman, Philip O'Carroll, Fitzroy Word Skills 3 Answer Book (Stories 21-30) (in English), Lai Lai Book Company, →ISBN, page 75:
      Fill each gap below. Use the word from the story.
      It seemed that she just didn't like her toys.
      But her mum answered, “I don't have time...”
      I really like talking.
  5. (chemistry) oxygen (Daltonian symbol)

See alsoEdit

  • Circled letters:
    • (the symbol of anarchism)
    • (indicates a phone number)
    • (indicates a website)
    • (indicates the last date at which the item must be sold at a fixed price under saihan seido, Japan's resale price maintenance system)
    • (indicates the first date at which the item must be sold at a fixed price under saihan seido, Japan's resale price maintenance system)
  • Intellectual property symbols:
    • © (copyright symbol)
    • (sound recording copyright symbol)
    • ® (registered trademark symbol)

JapaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Directly from 'circle, circular'.

NounEdit

(まる) (maru

  1. circle
  2. correct, check mark, good

AntonymsEdit

Coordinate termsEdit

Derived termsEdit

SymbolEdit

(まる) or (なに) (maru or nani

  1. Placeholder for a kanji or kana.
    1. Used to indicate a space to be filled in.
      ○○が好き
      ______ ga suki
      to like ______
    2. Used to censor or obscure individual characters.
      セッ○ス
      sekkusu
      s*x (sex)
      創○○会
      Sōka Gakkai
      S*k* Gak*i (Soka Gakkai)
      Micr○soft
      Micr*soft
      ち○ぽ
      chi*po
      d**k
      • 2004, 榎本年弥, 旅の指さし会話帳7 オーストラリア: オーストラリア英語[1], Joho Center Publishing, →ISBN, page 122:
        prick………チポコ
        prickhead………バカ野郎
        dickheadと同じく、「チンコ頭」の意味。

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