Demicircle Dem"i*cir`cle, n. [Cf. F. demi-cercle.] An instrument for measuring angles, in surveying, etc. It resembles a protractor, but has an alidade, sights, and a compass. [1913 Webster]

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  • demicircle — demi·circle …   English syllables

  • demicircle — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ at demi +ˌ noun Etymology: French demi cercle, from Middle French demi cercle, from demi half + cercle circle more at circle archaic : semicircle …   Useful english dictionary

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