# In+circumference

• 1circumference — circumference, perimeter, periphery, circuit, compass are comparable because all in their basic senses denote a continuous line enclosing an area or space. They differ, however, in the extent to which they retain this meaning and in the number&#8230; …

New Dictionary of Synonyms

• 2Circumference — Cir*cum fer*ence, n. [L. circumferentia.] [1913 Webster] 1. The line that goes round or encompasses a circular figure; a periphery. Millon. [1913 Webster] 2. A circle; anything circular. [1913 Webster] His ponderous shield . . . Behind him cast.&#8230; …

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• 3circumference — [sər kum′fər əns, sər kum′frəns] n. [ME &LT; L circumferentia &LT; circumferens, prp. of circumferre &LT; circum, around + ferre, to carry, BEAR1] 1. the line bounding a circle, a rounded surface, or an area suggesting a circle: see CIRCLE 2. the …

English World dictionary

• 4Circumference — Cir*cum fer*ence, v. t. To include in a circular space; to bound. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• 5circumference — index ambit, border, contour (outline), margin (outside limit), outline (boundary), periphery, zone …

Law dictionary

• 6circumference — (n.) late 14c., from L. circumferentia, neuter plural of circumferens (loan translation of Gk. periphereia periphery, the line round a circular body, lit. a carrying round ), prp. of circumferre to lead round, take round, from circum around (see&#8230; …

Etymology dictionary

• 7circumference — [n] edge, perimeter ambit, border, boundary, bounds, circuit, compass, confines, extremity, fringe, girth, limits, lip, margin, outline, periphery, rim, verge; concept 484 Ant. inside, interior, middle …

New thesaurus

• 8circumference — ► NOUN 1) the enclosing boundary of a circle. 2) the distance around something. DERIVATIVES circumferential adjective. ORIGIN Latin circumferentia, from circum around + ferre carry …

English terms dictionary

• 9Circumference — When a circle s radius is 1 unit, its circumference is 2π units …

Wikipedia

• 10circumference — noun VERB + CIRCUMFERENCE ▪ have ▪ calculate, measure ▪ to measure the circumference of a circle PREPOSITION ▪ in circumfe …

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