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We live on the circumference of a hollow circle. We draw the circumference, like spiders, out of ourselves: it is all criticism of criticism.
Laura Riding

Meaning of "circumference" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CIRCUMFERENCE

From Old French circonference, from Latin circumferre to carry around, from circum- + ferre to bear.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CIRCUMFERENCE

circumference  [səˈkʌmfərəns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CIRCUMFERENCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Circumference is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CIRCUMFERENCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Circumference

Circumference is the linear distance around the edge of a closed curve or circular object. The circumference of a circle is of special importance in geometry and trigonometry. However "circumference" may also refer to the edge of elliptical closed curve. Circumference is a special case of perimeter in that the perimeter is typically around a polygon while circumference is around a closed curve.

Definition of circumference in the English dictionary

The definition of circumference in the dictionary is the boundary of a specific area or geometric figure, esp of a circle. Other definition of circumference is the length of a closed geometric curve, esp of a circle. The circumference of a circle is equal to the diameter multiplied by π.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CIRCUMFERENCE


appearance
əˈpɪərəns
assurance
əˈʃʊərəns
clearance
ˈklɪərəns
conference
ˈkɒnfərəns
deference
ˈdɛfərəns
difference
ˈdɪfərəns
efference
ˈefərəns
endurance
ɪnˈdjʊərəns
inference
ˈɪnfərəns
insurance
ɪnˈʃʊərəns
misreference
ˌmɪsˈrefərəns
nonconference
ˌnɒnˈkɒnfərəns
preference
ˈprɛfərəns
reference
ˈrɛfərəns
subreference
ˈsʌbˌrefərəns
sufferance
ˈsʌfərəns
teleconference
ˈtɛlɪˌkɒnfərəns
tolerance
ˈtɒlərəns
transference
ˈtrænsfərəns
vociferance
vəʊˈsɪfərəns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CIRCUMFERENCE

circumcision
circumduce
circumduct
circumduction
circumductory
circumferential
circumferentially
circumferentially challenged
circumferentor
circumflect
circumflex
circumflexion
circumfluence
circumfluent
circumfluous
circumforanean
circumforaneous
circumfuse
circumfusile
circumfusion

WORDS THAT END LIKE CIRCUMFERENCE

abhorrence
adherence
at your convenience
clarence
coherence
concurrence
cross-reference
Florence
indifference
Laurence
Lawrence
make a difference
news conference
occurrence
press conference
recurrence
reverence
Terence
time difference
transparence
with a difference

Synonyms and antonyms of circumference in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CIRCUMFERENCE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «circumference» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of circumference

Translation of «circumference» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CIRCUMFERENCE

Find out the translation of circumference to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of circumference from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «circumference» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

周长
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

circunferencia
570 millions of speakers

English

circumference
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

परिधि
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

محيط
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

окружность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

circunferência
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পরিধি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

circonférence
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lilitan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Umfang
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

円周
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

둘레
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Circumference
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chu vi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுற்றளவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

परिघ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çevre
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

circonferenza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

obwód
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

окружність
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

circumferință
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

περιφέρεια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

omtrek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

omkrets
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

omkrets
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of circumference

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CIRCUMFERENCE»

The term «circumference» is very widely used and occupies the 22.794 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CIRCUMFERENCE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «circumference» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «circumference» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about circumference

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2 QUOTES WITH «CIRCUMFERENCE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word circumference.
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Empedocles
The nature of God is a circle of which the center is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere.
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Laura Riding
We live on the circumference of a hollow circle. We draw the circumference, like spiders, out of ourselves: it is all criticism of criticism.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CIRCUMFERENCE»

Discover the use of circumference in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to circumference and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Circumference: Eratosthenes and the Ancient Quest to Measure ...
Profiles the pioneering ancient Alexandria librarian and the experiment during which he accurately calculated the distance around the earth using elementary tools, in a narrative account that reveals his awareness of such principles as the ...
Nicholas Nicastro, 2008
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Circumference of Darkness: A Thriller
As terrorists plot a sinister, high-tech attack on the world's computer system, legendary hacker and recluse John Fagan is drawn out of his techno-bunker by computer prodigy Jeannie Reese to help her stop the group before it can unleash the ...
Jack Henderson, 2008
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Axis and Circumference
For students, this book will provide an integrated approach to the fundamental mechanical prinicples of functional morphology.
Stephen A. Wainwright, 1999
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The Circumference of Home: One Man's Yearlong Quest for a ...
This much is clear to me.
Kurt Hoelting, 2010
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Sculpture: A Journey to the Circumference of the Earth
Sculpture examines the philosophy, history and material technology of sculpture within the frame of a travel narrative from Canada to New York and across Europe.
Robin Peck, 2004
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Sir Cumference and the First Round Table
King Arthur was a good ruler, but in this math adventure he needs a good ruler. Geometry is explained with humor in SIR CUMFERENCE AND THE FIRST ROUND TABLE, making it fun and accessible for beginners.
Cindy Neuschwander, 1997
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The Body Mass Index, Waist Circumference and Blood Pressure ...
ABSTRACT Changes in sex hormone during the menopausal transition are thought to have an important impact on weight gain.
Joseph Toryila, L.N. Achie, K.V. Olorunshola, 2012
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The Circumference of the Knowable World: Travel Stories
Personal incidents during the author's travels, mostly in Asia and the countries of the Pacific. Borthwick also writes guidebooks and travel articles and produces documentaries.
John Borthwick, 1994
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Medical Assisting: Essentials of Administrative and Clinical ...
HEAD CIRCUMFERENCE On the back of the growth graph for infants is a section to record the head circumference measurement. This is important for alerting the physician of abnormal development. This should be performed and recorded ...
Lucille Keir, Barbara A. Wise, Connie Krebs, 2002
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Hip Circumference and Chronic Disease: Type 2 Diabetes, ...
Background. Properties of body composition and body fat distribution associated with aging, such as sarcopenia and abdominal fat accumulation, may be indicated by smaller hip circumference(HC).
Emily Dickinson Parker, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CIRCUMFERENCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term circumference is used in the context of the following news items.
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Life imitating Up: 120 balloons, one man and a garden chair take to …
... with a precise and domestically available answer: 120 party balloons, each 6ft in circumference, filled with helium and tied to a garden chair. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
How Brazil Designed Its Shapeshifting Olympic Torch
It's classically conical—two feet in length with a handle circumference of around two inches—making it easy for runners to grab. It is almost ... «Wired, Jul 15»
3
gjøde & povlsgaard arkitekter elevate the infinite bridge over danish …
... those traversing the circumference of 'the infinite bridge' encounter the surrounding landscape from a variety of angles and orientations. the ... «Designboom, Jul 15»
4
The Amazon Echo: Everything You Might Not Know
You know that it's awake and listening because the whole circumference of the top starts glowing blue, and a lighter blue section of lights ... «Re/code, Jul 15»
5
Walking briskly can help prevent heart failure
... exercise, alcohol use, smoking status, weight, height, waist circumference and heart health through questionnaires and physical exams. «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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The 30 foods you should be eating if you want to lose weight
... waist circumference compared to an identical diet with a high-carbohydrate muffin snack with the same number of calories as the almonds. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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World Chocolate Day: 10 weird chocolate facts
... are sold each year that, if they were to be laid end to end, they would go on for 62,000km which longer than the circumference of the Earth. «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Coast trees 10 years after
Since 2001, the circumference of the trunk had increased more than a foot to 19 feet, 9.5 inches. It's getting taller. Having grown nearly a foot ... «SunHerald.com, Jul 15»
9
200-Year-Old Tree Suddenly Falls In Summit Neighborhood …
“It's about 94, 95 feet, and it was almost 20 foot in circumference so the girth was immense,” Jim McFadden said. The tree also took out several ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»
10
Why Fermilab could blast up campus, shake up Batavia neighbors
The Main Injector at Fermilab, 2 miles in circumference and one of the most powerful particle accelerators in the world, will provide proton ... «Chicago Daily Herald, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Circumference [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/circumference>. Dec 2019 ».
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