circum-


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circum-

pref.
Around; about: circumlunar.

[Latin, from circum, around, accusative of circus, circle; see circle.]

circum-

prefix
around; surrounding; on all sides: circumlocution; circumrotate.
[from Latin circum around, from circus circle]

circum-

a prefix with the meaning “round about, around,” found in Latin loanwords, esp. derivatives of verbs that had the general sense “to encompass or surround” (circumference; circumstance) or “to go around” in the manner specified by the verb (circumnavigate; circumscribe); on this basis forming adjectives in English with the meaning “surrounding” that named by the stem (circumpolar).
[< Latin circum around (acc. of circus; see circus, circle)]

circum-

A prefix meaning "around", as in circumscribe, to draw a figure around another figure.
Translations

circum-

prefum-, um … herum
References in classic literature ?
The shell of the circum- stances of his life was broken and he was compelled to start forth.
The noise at night would have been annoying to me ordinarily, but I didn't mind it in the present circum- stances, because it kept me from hearing the quacks detaching legs and arms from the day's cripples.
In them circum- stances it warn't no trouble to him to throw in an amount of style that was suitable.
It was deep, and dark, and awful; the hour, the circum- stances, the surroundings, were in keeping with it.
He accepted new environment and circum- stance with great coolness, eating from his haver- sack at every opportunity.
The goal of this paper is to list all species of spiders which have a wide Holarctic range (either circum- or subcircum-Holarctic).
Council officers say laptops would only be handed out to councillors in ''exceptional and justifiable circum- stances''.