# circumference

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## cir·cum·fer·ence

(sər-kŭm′fər-əns)*n.*

**1.**The boundary line of a circle.

**2.**

**a.**The boundary line of an area or object.

**b.**

*Abbr.*

**c**or

**circ.**The length of such a line.

**3.**The margin or area surrounding something.

[Middle English, from Old French circonference, from Latin circumferentia, from circumferēns, circumferent-, present participle of circumferre,

*to carry around*: circum-,*circum-*+ ferre,*to carry*; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]**cir·cum′fer·en′tial**(-fə-rĕn′shəl)

*adj.*

*Synonyms:***circumference**

**, circuit**

**, compass**

**, perimeter**

**, periphery**

These nouns refer to a boundary or area around the outer edge of something:

*drove around the circumference of the city; followed the circuit around the park; stayed within the compass of the schoolyard; walked the perimeter of the estate; fenced the periphery of the property.*

## circumference

(səˈkʌmfərəns)*n*

**1.**(Mathematics) the boundary of a specific area or geometric figure, esp of a circle

**2.**(Mathematics) the length of a closed geometric curve, esp of a circle. The circumference of a circle is equal to the diameter multiplied by π

[C14: from Old French

*circonference,*from Latin*circumferre*to carry around, from circum- +*ferre*to bear]**circumferential**

*adj*

**cirˌcumferˈentially**

*adv*

## cir•cum•fer•ence

(sərˈkʌm fər əns)*n.*

**1.**the outer boundary, esp. of a circular area; perimeter: The circumference of a circle is equal to π times the diameter.

**2.**the length of such a boundary.

[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin

*circumferentia*circumferēns, present participle of circumferre to carry round in a circle]**cir•cum`fer•en′tial**(-fəˈrɛn ʃəl)

*adj.*

## cir·cum·fer·ence

(sər-kŭm′fər-əns)**1.**

**a.**The boundary line of a circle.

**b.**The boundary line of a figure, area, or object.

**2.**The length of such a boundary.

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Noun | 1. | circumference - the size of something as given by the distance around itsize - the physical magnitude of something (how big it is); "a wolf is about the size of a large dog" girth - the distance around a person's body |

2. | circumference - the boundary line encompassing an area or object; "he had walked the full circumference of his land"; "a danger to all races over the whole circumference of the globe" | |

3. | circumference - the length of the closed curve of a circlelength - the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest dimension of something that is fixed in place; "the length of the table was 5 feet" sextant - a unit of angular distance equal to 60 degrees straight angle - an angle of 180 degrees |

## circumference

## circumference

*noun*

Translations

**مُحيطُ الدّائِرَه**

**obvod**

**omkreds**

**kehä**

**ympärysmitta**

**kerület**

**ummál**

**円周**

**円周長**

**apskritimo ilgis**

**perimetrs**

**riņķa līnija**

**obseg**

**omkrets**

**çember uzunluğu**

**çevresel uzunluk**

## circumference

[sə^{r}ˈkʌmfrəns]

*n*→ circonférence

*f*

seven metres in circumference → sept mètres de circonférence

## circumference

(səˈkamfərəns)*noun*

(the length of) the boundary line of a circle or anything circular in shape. the circumference of a circle/wheel.

## cir·cum·fer·ence

*n.*circunferencia; círculo.

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