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1. Of or relating to a circle.
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.
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.

circularism, circularity

reasoning or arguing in a circle.
See also: Argumentation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.circularity - the roundness of a 2-dimensional figure
roundness - the property possessed by a line or surface that is curved and not angular
concentricity - the quality of having the same center (as circles inside one another)
eccentricity - a circularity that has a different center or deviates from a circular path


[ˌsɜːkjʊˈlærɪtɪ] Ncircularidad f


(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.
a notice etc, especially advertising something, sent to a number of persons. We often get circulars advertising holidays.
circuˈlarity (-ˈlӕ-) noun
References in classic literature ?
said the Editor, sententiously, without looking up from his essay on the circularity of the political horizon.
Constant Opposition 'Continual opposition and perpetual change is the constant all around us, proving circularity is real, thus the constant is a variable and the variable is a constant, and this describes (and proves) circular logic is necessary if you want to get to the truth.
Image analysis was performed using ImageJ (NIH) to determine the as-spun fiber equivalent diameter, circularity index, and roundedness.
The issues of the ungrounded fear of circularity and the promise of diagnostic criteria, as distinct from classification criteria, yet to come, are explicitly present in the related manuscripts.
Ceramists, colleagues, family and friends accompanied Lee and Wiedenhofer as extensions of the circularity of movements.
Cory explains that the likelihood of that doubling is great, given the circularity of the relationship: as the Earth warms, the frozen Arctic soils also warm, thaw, and release more carbon dioxide.
Somehow the circularity or repetitiveness of history was no longer an option.
When asked whether the show's pilot would be referenced in the finale, Gilligan said: "There's a certain type of circularity that might be pleasing".
On this point, Zak's discussion of the collection's "Anniversary Poems" is particularly helpful; these poems are meant to establish the poet outside of time, but the circularity and repetition they unwittingly advocate in the end serve only to defy any kind of transcendence.
Historically, the company has been using air gauges for checking diameter, circularity, and bend and twist.
Why would Freud and Durkheim impose tautologous spirals of circularity on their disciples and put ill-fitted straitjackets on their clients?
Their circularity of logic and denial of facts are quite astounding, as they argue for further deregulation to solve the problems caused by deregulation.