Definitions for circumference
sərˈkʌm fər ənscir·cum·fer·ence
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word circumference.
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
Etymology: From circumferentia, circum around; ferre carry
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: circumferentia, Latin.
Extend thus far thy bounds,
This be thy just circumference, O world! John Milton, Par. Lost.
Because the hero is the center of the main action, all the lines from the circumference tend to him alone. John Dryden, Dufres.
A coal of fire, moved nimbly in the circumference of a circle, makes the whole circumference appear like a circle of fire. Isaac Newton, Opticks.
So was his will
Pronounc’d among the gods, and by an oath,
That shook heav’n’s whole circumference, confirm’d. John Milton.
He first inclos’d for lists a level ground,
The whole circumference a mile around. John Dryden, Fables.
The bubble, being looked on by the light of the clouds reflected from it, seemed red at its apparent circumference. If the clouds were viewed through it, the colour at its circumference would be blue. Isaac Newton, Opticks.
His pond’rous shield, large and round,
Behind him cast; the broad circumference
Hung on his shoulders like the moon. John Milton, Par. Lost.
To include in a circular space.
Etymology: from the noun.
Nor is the vigour of this great body included only in itself, or circumferenced by its surface; but diffused at indeterminate distances. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. ii. c. 2.
Circumference is the linear distance around the edge of a closed curve or circular object. It is often used to describe the distance around a circle, and can be calculated mathematically by multiplying the diameter of the circular object by pi (approximately 3.14159).
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
Etymology: [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
Resistant starch is not digested as it travels through the gastrointestinal tract, instead, it is fermented by the beneficial bacteria living in the gut. This fermentation process releases byproducts that improve the body’s insulin response, which help to prevent fat stored around the abdomen. Abdominal fat is highly correlated with diabetes, and a waist circumference larger than 35 inches in women and 40 inches in men is a risk factor for heart disease.
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.
One must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the center of opportunity.
Love is the vital essence that pervades and permeates, from the center to the circumference, the graduating circles of all thought and action. Love is the talisman of human weal and woe--the open sesame to every soul.
Instead, it is fermented by the beneficial bacteria living in the gut. This fermentation process releases byproducts that improve the body’s insulin response, which help to prevent fat stored around the abdomen. Abdominal fat is highly correlated with diabetes, and a waist circumference larger than 35 inches in women and 40 inches in men is a risk factor for heart disease.
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- периферия, обиколкаBulgarian
- circumferènciaCatalan, Valencian
- cylchedd, cylchynWelsh
- ympärysmitta, kehäFinnish
- շրջանագիծ, պարագիծArmenian
- 周長, 円周, 周, 円周長Japanese
- ËmfangLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- pae, taiāwhiotangaMāori
- обиколка, обем, периметарMacedonian
- circunferência, perímetroPortuguese
- окружность, длина окружности, периметр, длина окруRussian
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