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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.
Wragge was seated at the table absorbed in the arrangement of a series of smart circulars and tempting price-lists, issued by advertising trades-people, and flung in at the cab-windows as they left the London terminus.
He throws the circulars into the fender, and posts himself on the hearthrug, with his back to the grate].
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,
Finally when the number of the sides becomes so numerous, and the sides themselves so small, that the figure cannot be distinguished from a circle, he is included in the Circular or Priestly order; and this is the highest class of all.
Then suddenly he noticed with a start that some of the grey clinker, the ashy incrustation that covered the meteorite, was falling off the circular edge of the end.
Not ten minutes later we came into a vast circular apartment of white marble, the walls of which were inlaid with gold in the strange hieroglyphics of the First Born.
The darkness was so complete that I could not even see Captain Nemo; but, looking to the zenith, exactly above my head, I seemed to catch an undecided gleam, a kind of twilight filling a circular hole.
Ascending the second flight of stairs and crossing a short corridor, we discovered the lamp, through the open door of a quaintly shaped circular room, burning on the mantel-piece.
The ascent into the tower is by an exceeding deep flight of steep steps, four feet and a half wide, on the south side leading to a low doorway, over which is a circular arch crossed by a great transom stone.
There is nothing so refreshing after a sleepless night as a cup of this delicious Russian tea," Lorrain was saying with an air of restrained animation as he stood sipping tea from a delicate Chinese handleless cup before a table on which tea and a cold supper were laid in the small circular room.
Do what one may, there is no getting an air of variety into a court circular, I acknowledge that.