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cir·cu·lar

 (sûr′kyə-lər)
adj.
1. Of or relating to a circle.
2.
a. Shaped like or nearly like a circle; round.
b. Moving in or forming a circle.
3. Circuitous; roundabout: took a circular route to the office.
4. Using a premise to prove a conclusion that in turn is used to prove the premise: a circular argument.
5. Defining one word in terms of another that is itself defined in terms of the first word.
6. Addressed or distributed to a large number of persons.
n.
A printed advertisement, directive, or notice intended for mass distribution.

[Middle English circuler, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin circulāris, from circulus, circle; see circle.]

cir′cu·lar′i·ty (-lăr′ĭ-tē) n.
cir′cu·lar·ly adv.

circular

(ˈsɜːkjʊlə)
adj
1. of, involving, resembling, or shaped like a circle
2. circuitous
3. (Logic) (of arguments) futile because the truth of the premises cannot be established independently of the conclusion
4. travelling or occurring in a cycle
5. (of letters, announcements, etc) intended for general distribution
n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a printed or duplicated advertisement or notice for mass distribution
circularity, ˈcircularness n
ˈcircularly adv

cir•cu•lar

(ˈsɜr kyə lər)

adj.
1. having the form of a circle; round.
2. of or pertaining to a circle.
3. moving in or forming a circle or a circuit.
4. moving or occurring in a cycle or round: the circular succession of the seasons.
5. circuitous; indirect.
6. involving a vicious circle.
7. (of a letter, notice, etc.) intended for general circulation.
n.
8. a letter, advertisement, or notice intended for general circulation.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin circulāris=circul(us) circle + -āris -ar1]
cir`cu•lar′i•ty, cir′cu•lar•ness, n.
cir′cu•lar•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.circular - an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distributioncircular - an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution; "he mailed the circular to all subscribers"
ad, advert, advertisement, advertising, advertizement, advertizing - a public promotion of some product or service
stuffer - an advertising circular that is enclosed with other material and (usually) sent by mail
Adj.1.circular - having a circular shape
rounded - curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged; "low rounded hills"; "rounded shoulders"
2.circular - describing a circle; moving in a circle; "the circular motion of the wheel"
cyclical, cyclic - recurring in cycles

circular

adjective
1. round, ring-shaped, annular, discoid The car turned into a spacious, circular courtyard.
2. circuitous, cyclical, orbital Both sides of the river can be explored on this circular walk.
noun
1. advertisement, notice, ad (informal), announcement, advert (Brit. informal), press release A circular has been sent to 1,800 newspapers.

circular

adjective
1. Having the shape of a curve everywhere equidistant from a fixed point:
2. Not taking a direct or straight line or course:
Translations
دائريدائري، مُسْتَديردَائِريّنَشْرَه، تَعْميمٌ دَوْري
kruhovýoběžníkokružníkruhovitý
cirkelformetcirkulærcirkulærerund
kiertäväkiertokirje
kružni
kör alakúkörlevél
dreifibréfhringlagasem myndar hring
円形の
원형의
apskritasapskritumasapvaluscirkuliarasreklaminis prospektas
apaļšapkārtrakstsloka-reklāmas prospektsriņķa-
kruhovýobežník
kroženokrogelokrožnica
cirkulär
ที่เป็นวงกลม
daireselgenelgesirkülerçember şeklinde
tròn

circular

[ˈsɜːkjʊləʳ]
A. ADJcircular, redondo
circular motionmovimiento m circular
circular tourcircuito m
B. N (in firm) → circular f; (= advertisement) → panfleto m
C. CPD circular saw Nsierra f circular

circular

[ˈsɜːrkjʊr]
adjcirculaire
n (= letter) → circulaire f (= advertisement) → prospectus mcircular saw n (British)scie f circulaire

circular

adj objectkreisförmig, rund; circular motionKreisbewegung f; circular tourRundfahrt f/-reise f; a circular tour of the islandeine Inselrundfahrt; circular argumentZirkelschluss m
n (in firm) → Rundschreiben nt, → Rundbrief m; (single copy) → Umlauf m; (= printed advertisement)Wurfsendung f ? also circular letter

circular

:
circular letter
nRundschreiben nt, → Rundbrief m
circular saw
nKreissäge f
circular stair, circular staircase
nWendeltreppe f

circular

[ˈsɜːkjʊləʳ]
1. adjcircolare
2. n (letter) → circolare f; (as advertisement) → volantino pubblicitario

circular

(ˈsəːkjulə) adjective
1. having the form of a circle. a circular piece of paper.
2. leading back to the point from which it started. a circular road.
noun
a notice etc, especially advertising something, sent to a number of persons. We often get circulars advertising holidays.
circuˈlarity (-ˈlӕ-) noun

circular

دَائِريّ kruhový cirkelformet rund κυκλικός circular kiertävä circulaire kružni circolare 円形の 원형의 rond sirkelformet kołowy circular круглый cirkulär ที่เป็นวงกลม dairesel tròn 圆形的
References in classic literature ?
Through the foliage that roofed the little summer-house the moonlight flickered to and fro, and fell silvery white on the dark floor, the table, and the circular bench, with a continual shift and play, according as the chinks and wayward crevices among the twigs admitted or shut out the glimmer.
Since the above was written, the statement is happily borne out by an official circular, issued by Lieutenant Maury, of the National Observatory, Washington, April 16th,
In the central blinds of bone, as they stand in their natural order, there are certain curious marks, curves, hollows, and ridges, whereby some whalemen calculate the creature's age, as the age of an oak by its circular rings.
That evening the three made their report to the men--the thing was altogether as represented in the circular, or at any rate so the agent had said.
On every side of the circular area were little tribunes, or stations, for the use of speakers and auctioneers.
Probably this is the only house in the town where verses are composed, which are afterward printed in a circular form, but not published.
Do what one may, there is no getting an air of variety into a court circular, I acknowledge that.
It looked to be about eight feet tall in the catalogue, and Emma Jane advised Clara Belle to measure the height of the Simpson ceilings; but a note in the margin of the circular informed them that it stood two and a half feet high when set up in all its dignity and splendor on a proper table, three dollars extra.
Knightley must take his seat with the rest round the large modern circular table which Emma had introduced at Hartfield, and which none but Emma could have had power to place there and persuade her father to use, instead of the smallsized Pembroke, on which two of his daily meals had, for forty years been crowded.
he began, with a circular wave of his hand in the direction of the house.
It so happened that this chair was opposite a narrow passage, which ended in the little circular room where I had seen Uriah Heep's pale face looking out of the window.
This piece of water (with an island in the middle which might have been the salad for supper) was of a circular form, and he had constructed a fountain in it, which, when you set a little mill going and took a cork out of a pipe, played to that powerful extent that it made the back of your hand quite wet.