noun (plural -ities) Etymology: circuitous Date: circa 1626 lack of straightforwardness ; indirection

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Circuity — Cir*cu i*ty, n. A going round in a circle; a course not direct; a roundabout way of proceeding. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • circuity — index digression, indirection (indirect action) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • circuity — [sər kyo͞o′ə tē] n. pl. circuities [OFr circuité < L circuitus] the quality or state of being circuitous; devious procedure; indirection …   English World dictionary

  • circuity — /səˈkjuəti/ (say suh kyoohuhtee) noun circuitous quality; roundabout character: circuity of language; circuity of her reasoning …   Australian English dictionary

  • circuity — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Indirectness Nouns circuity, circuitousness, circuition, circumvention, circumlocution, indirectness; bypass, roundabout way, ambages, detour, loop, winding, zigzag, deviation. See avoidance, convolution.… …   English dictionary for students

  • circuity — ˌsər.ˈkyüəd.ē, sərˈk noun ( es) Etymology: irregular from circuit : roundabout circuitous procedure : indirection : lack of straightforwardness mired so deeply in its own complicated circuity of words C.O.Gregory …   Useful english dictionary

  • circuity — /seuhr kyooh i tee/, n., pl. circuities. circuitous quality or roundabout character. [1535 45; CIRCUIT + Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • circuity — noun A circuitous plan; a roundabout way of doing something …   Wiktionary

  • circuity — n. roundabout quality, circuitous manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • circuity — cir·cu·i·ty …   English syllables

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