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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 ?
The Excelsior Soap Company paid a very small return of any kind to its infantile agents, who were scattered through the state, but it inflamed their imaginations by the issue of circulars with highly colored pictures of the premiums to be awarded for the sale of a certain number of cakes.
My head-clerk sent him one of the circulars which were dispatched from my office, in various directions, to announce my return.
But Poole was positive nothing had come except by post; "and only circulars by that," he added.
Jellyby, you once mentioned that you had sent off five thousand circulars from one post-office at one time?
He throws the circulars into the fender, and posts himself on the hearthrug, with his back to the grate].
The papers upon the table before the dead man were simply circulars and prospectuses of no possible importance.
Now each one of you may be, like Monsieur Baudoyer, an administrative genius, a Chateaubriand of reports, a Bossouet of circulars, the Canalis of memorials, the gifted son of diplomatic despatches; but I tell you there is a fatal law which interferes with all administrative genius,--I mean the law of promotion by average.
You, who have your solicitors to inform you of legal remedies and your newspapers, circulars, and active friends to sound the praises of charitable institutions continually in your ears--you, who possess these advantages, have no idea of the outer world of ignorance in which your lost fellow-creatures live.
Having sorted the letters from the circulars, she went back to the dining-room.
All he did was to sign the circulars with his flourish and signature, and direct them in a shaky, clerklike hand.
Honeythunder having signed the remaining few score of a few thousand circulars, calling upon a corresponding number of families without means to come forward, stump up instantly, and be Philanthropists, or go to the Devil, another shabby stipendiary Philanthropist (highly disinterested, if in earnest) gathered these into a basket and walked off with them.
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,