HyperDic: circumference

English > 3 senses of the word circumference:
NOUNattributecircumference, perimeterthe size of something as given by the distance around it
locationcircumference, circuitthe boundary line encompassing an area or object
attributecircumferencethe length of the closed curve of a circle
circumference > pronunciation
Soundsserkah'mfrahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > circumference: 3 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe size of something as given by the distance around it.
Synonymperimeter
NarrowergirthThe distance around a person's body
BroadersizeThe physical magnitude of something (how big it is)
Spanishcircunferencia, perímetro
Catalancircumferència, perímetre
English > circumference: 3 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningThe boundary line encompassing an area or object.
Examples
  • "he had walked the full circumference of his land"
  • "a danger to all races over the whole circumference of the globe"
Synonymcircuit
Broaderboundary line, border, borderline, delimitation, meteA line that indicates a boundary
Adjectivescircumferentclosely encircling
circumferentiallying around or just outside the edges or outskirts
English > circumference: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe length of the closed curve of a circle.
PartssextantA unit of angular distance equal to 60 degrees
straight angleAn angle of 180 degrees
BroaderlengthThe linear extent in space from one end to the other
Spanishcircunferencia
Catalancircumferència

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