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Circumference and diameter

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) enPR: sûrkŭm'frəns, IPA(key): /sɜːˈkʌm.fɹəns/
  • (US) enPR: sûrkŭm'frəns, IPA(key): /sɝːˈkʌm.fɹəns/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛns

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
  4. (graph theory) The length of the longest cycle of a graph

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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?)