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Circumference meaning

circumference - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. The line that goes round or encompasses a circular figure; a periphery.
  2. 2. A circle; anything circular.
  3. 3. The external surface of a sphere, or of any orbicular body.
  4. 4. To include in a circular space; to bound.
  5. 5. Circumferential.
  6. 6. Line that bounds a circle.

circumference - examples of usage

  1. The girth of this was thirty feet at its greatest circumference, and only sixteen at the ground. - "Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales", Thomas Mitchell.
  2. All around it, on two- thirds of its circumference, a hundred different shades of green illumined the wonderful tangled vegetation. - "The Son of his Father", Ridgwell Cullum.
  3. The town is supplied with water by a well about two hundred feet in circumference. - "Narrative of a Voyage to India; of a Shipwreck on board the Lady Castlereagh; and a Description of New South Wales", W. B. Cramp.
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