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# circumference

## Definitions

### from The American HeritageÂ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

• n. The boundary line of a circle.
• n. The boundary line of a figure, area, or object.
• n. The length of such a boundary.

• n. The line that bounds a circle or other two-dimensional figure
• n. The length of such a line
• n. The surface of a round or spherical object
• v. To include in a circular space; to bound.

### from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• n. The line that goes round or encompasses a circular figure; a periphery.
• n. A circle; anything circular.
• n. The external surface of a sphere, or of any orbicular body.
• transitive v. To include in a circular space; to bound.

### from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

• n. The line that bounds a circle; by extension, the bounding line of any regular plane curvilinear figure; a periphery: as, the circumference of a circle or an ellipse. The circumference of a sphere is that of a great circle of the sphere.
• n. Hence Loosely, any bounding line: as, the circumference of a city.
• n. The space included in a circle; anything circular in form.
• n. A going about; circumlocution.
• To include in a circular or spherical space.

• n. the boundary line encompassing an area or object
• n. the length of the closed curve of a circle
• n. the size of something as given by the distance around it

## Etymologies

Middle English, from Old French circonference, from Latin circumferentia, from circumferÄ“ns, circumferent-, present participle of circumferre, to carry around : circum-, circum- + ferre, to carry; see bher-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin circumferentia, circum around; ferre carry (Wiktionary)