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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.
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Adv.1.circularly - in a circular manner
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At 600 yards from the well, and circularly arranged around it as a central point, rose 1,200 reverberating ovens, each six feet in diameter, and separated from each other by an interval of three feet.
The bees must have worked at very nearly the same rate on the opposite sides of the ridge of vermilion wax, as they circularly gnawed away and deepened the basins on both sides, in order to have succeeded in thus leaving flat plates between the basins, by stopping work along the intermediate planes or planes of intersection.
Now bees, as may be clearly seen by examining the edge of a growing comb, do make a rough, circumferential wall or rim all round the comb; and they gnaw into this from the opposite sides, always working circularly as they deepen each cell.
We directed him to draw out whatever was at the end of that chain; which appeared to be a globe, half silver, and half of some transparent metal; for, on the transparent side, we saw certain strange figures circularly drawn, and though we could touch them, till we found our fingers stopped by the lucid substance.
But, Joe was readier with his definition than I had expected, and completely stopped me by arguing circularly, and answering with a fixed look, "Her."
They looked tempting; eight in number, circularly set out on a white plate on a tray covered with a white napkin, flanked by a slice of buttered French roll, and a little compact glass of cool wine and water; but she resisted all persuasions, and sent them down again--placing the act to her credit, no doubt, in her Eternal Day-Book.
Furthermore, a circularly polarized (CP) antenna is desirable to receive electromagnetic energy from different polarizations to improve the total conversion efficiency.
Abstract: In this paper, the design, production and results of different types of omnidirectional and circularly polarized antennas for satellite communication applications such as telemetry or telecommand, are explained.
Circularly polarised aperture-coupled antenna was investigated using two off-centred orthogonal coupling slots in the ground plane, two separate feeds and a square patch on the top layer (Adrian and Schaubert 1987).
Circularly polarized reader antenna is useful in practice when tag antenna system is in rotating motion or when its respective orientation cannot be ensured
Four, both linearly and circularly polarized excitations are successfully implemented, which is important to understand versatile selection rules of second-harmonic generation (SHG).