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## cir·cum·fer·ence

(sər-kŭm′fər-əns)
n.
1. The boundary line of a circle.
2.
a. The boundary line of an area or object.
b. Abbr. c or circ. The length of such a line.
3. The margin or area surrounding something.

[Middle English, from Old French circonference, from Latin circumferentia, from circumferēns, circumferent-, present participle of circumferre, to carry around : circum-, circum- + ferre, to carry; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]

Synonyms: circumference, circuit, compass, perimeter, periphery
These nouns refer to a boundary or area around the outer edge of something: drove around the circumference of the city; followed the circuit around the park; stayed within the compass of the schoolyard; walked the perimeter of the estate; fenced the periphery of the property.

## circumference

(səˈkʌmfərəns)
n
1. (Mathematics) the boundary of a specific area or geometric figure, esp of a circle
2. (Mathematics) the length of a closed geometric curve, esp of a circle. The circumference of a circle is equal to the diameter multiplied by π
[C14: from Old French circonference, from Latin circumferre to carry around, from circum- + ferre to bear]

## cir•cum•fer•ence

(sərˈkʌm fər əns)

n.
1. the outer boundary, esp. of a circular area; perimeter: The circumference of a circle is equal to π times the diameter.
2. the length of such a boundary.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin circumferentia circumferēns, present participle of circumferre to carry round in a circle]

## cir·cum·fer·ence

(sər-kŭm′fər-əns)
1.
a. The boundary line of a circle.
b. The boundary line of a figure, area, or object.
2. The length of such a boundary.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 circumference - the size of something as given by the distance around itperimetersize - the physical magnitude of something (how big it is); "a wolf is about the size of a large dog"girth - the distance around a person's body 2 circumference - the boundary line encompassing an area or object; "he had walked the full circumference of his land"; "a danger to all races over the whole circumference of the globe"circuitborder, borderline, boundary line, delimitation, mete - a line that indicates a boundary 3 circumference - the length of the closed curve of a circlelength - the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest dimension of something that is fixed in place; "the length of the table was 5 feet"sextant - a unit of angular distance equal to 60 degreesstraight angle - an angle of 180 degrees

## circumference

noun a gold watch-face with diamond chips around its circumference

## circumference

noun
A line around a closed figure or area:
Translations
مُحيطُ الدّائِرَه
obvod
omkreds
kehäympärysmitta
kerület
ummál

apskritimo ilgis
perimetrsriņķa līnija
circunferênciacomprimento da circunferênciaperímetro
obseg
omkrets
çember uzunluğuçevresel uzunluk

[səˈkʌmfərəns] N

## circumference

[sərˈkʌmfrəns] n
seven metres in circumference → sept mètres de circonférence

## circumference

nUmfang m; the tree is 10 ft in circumferenceder Baum hat einen Umfang von 10 Fuß

## circumference

[sˈkʌmfrns] ncirconferenza

## circumference

(səˈkamfərəns) noun
(the length of) the boundary line of a circle or anything circular in shape. the circumference of a circle/wheel.

## cir·cum·fer·ence

n. circunferencia; círculo.
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