What does circumference mean?

Definitions for circumference
sərˈkʌm fər ənscir·cum·fer·ence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. circumference, perimeter(noun)

    the size of something as given by the distance around it

  2. circumference, circuit(noun)

    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(noun)

    the length of the closed curve of a circle


  1. circumference(Noun)

    The line that bounds a circle or other two-dimensional figure

  2. circumference(Noun)

    The length of such a line

  3. circumference(Noun)

    The surface of a round or spherical object

  4. Origin: From circumferentia, circum around; ferre carry

Webster Dictionary

  1. Circumference(noun)

    the line that goes round or encompasses a circular figure; a periphery

  2. Circumference(noun)

    a circle; anything circular

  3. Circumference(noun)

    the external surface of a sphere, or of any orbicular body

  4. Circumference(verb)

    to include in a circular space; to bound

  5. Origin: [L. circumferentia.]


  1. Circumference

    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

  1. Circumference

    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′tialn. 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angles, consisting of a graduated circle, an index, and a magnetic needle suspended over the centre of a circle—now superseded by the Theodolite.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.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of circumference in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of circumference in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of circumference in a Sentence

  1. Voltaire:

    God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.

  2. Baltasar Gracián y Morales:

    One must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the center of opportunity.

  3. Tom Zegan:

    Time is the measurement of the rotation of the Earths Surface around the Circumference of it's Axis.

  4. Vikrant Parsai:

    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.

  5. Scott Carver:

    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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