the size of something as given by the distance around it
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"
the length of the closed curve of a circle
The line that bounds a circle or other two-dimensional figure
The length of such a line
The surface of a round or spherical object
Origin: From circumferentia, circum around; ferre carry
the line that goes round or encompasses a circular figure; a periphery
a circle; anything circular
the external surface of a sphere, or of any orbicular body
to include in a circular space; to bound
Origin: [L. circumferentia.]
Circumference is the linear distance around the outside of a closed curve or circular object. The circumference of a circle is of special importance to geometric and trigonometric concepts. However circumference may also describe the outside of elliptical closed curves. Circumference is a special example of perimeter.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sėr-kum′fėr-ens, n. the boundary-line of any round body, esp. of a circle: the line surrounding anything: area: compass: distance round.—adj. Circumferen′tial—n. Circumferent′or, an instrument used by surveyors and miners for measuring horizontal angles, consisting of a graduated circle, an index, and a magnetic needle suspended over the centre of a circle—now superseded by the Theodolite. [L. circum, about, ferre, to carry.]
The numerical value of circumference in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of circumference in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of circumference in a Sentence
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
One must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the center of opportunity.
Time is the measurement of the rotation of the Earths Surface around the Circumference of it's Axis.
God lives in the centre of a circle and circumference is the only way we have to cover to find him and it can be covered only by worshipping.
Basically around the circumference [ of the intestine ], there are some parts that are more stretchy and some parts that are more stiff, and that is what creates the edges and the cubing.
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- обиколка, периферияBulgarian
- circumferènciaCatalan, Valencian
- cylchyn, cylcheddWelsh
- kehä, ympärysmittaFinnish
- պարագիծ, շրջանագիծArmenian
- 周長, 円周, 円周長, 周Japanese
- ËmfangLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- pae, taiāwhiotangaMāori
- периметар, обем, обиколкаMacedonian
- perímetro, circunferênciaPortuguese
- периметр, длина окружности, окружность, длина окруRussian
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