adjective see circumference

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  • Circumferential — Cir*cum fer*en tial, a. [LL. circumferentialis.] Pertaining to the circumference; encompassing; encircling; circuitous. Parkhurst. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • circumferential — index peripheral Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • circumferenţial — CIRCUMFERENŢIÁL, Ă adj. referitor la circumferinţă; circular. (< fr. circonférentiel) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • circumferential — /seuhr kum feuh ren sheuhl/, adj. 1. of, at, or near the circumference; surrounding; lying along the outskirts. 2. lying within the circumference. 3. circuitous; indirect: a circumferential manner of speech. [1600 10; < L circumferenti(a)… …   Universalium

  • circumferential — circumference ► NOUN 1) the enclosing boundary of a circle. 2) the distance around something. DERIVATIVES circumferential adjective. ORIGIN Latin circumferentia, from circum around + ferre carry …   English terms dictionary

  • circumferential — adjective lying around or just outside the edges or outskirts circumferential highways around cities • Similar to: ↑peripheral • Derivationally related forms: ↑circumference …   Useful english dictionary

  • circumferential — adj. [L. circum, around; ferre, to bear] Of or pertaining to the circumference; encompassing; encircling …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • circumferential — adjective /ˈsɜː(ɹ).kʌmf.ə(ɹ).ɛn.ʃəl/ a) of or pertaining to a circumference b) circuitous, indirect or roundabout …   Wiktionary

  • circumferential — cir·cum·fer·en·tial (sur″kəm fər enґshəl) pertaining to a circumference; encircling; peripheral …   Medical dictionary

  • circumferential — Synonyms and related words: ambient, circling, circumambient, circumflex, circumfluent, circumfluous, circumjacent, delineatory, embracing, encircling, enclosing, encompassing, enfolding, enveloping, environing, in outline, neighboring, outlined …   Moby Thesaurus

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