
Definition of Circumference
1. Noun. The size of something as given by the distance around it.
2. Noun. The boundary line encompassing an area or object. "A danger to all races over the whole circumference of the globe"
Generic synonyms: Border, Borderline, Boundary Line, Delimitation, Mete
Derivative terms: Circumferent, Circumferential
3. Noun. The length of the closed curve of a circle.
Definition of Circumference
1. n. The line that goes round or encompasses a circular figure; a periphery.
2. v. t. To include in a circular space; to bound.
Definition of Circumference
1. Noun. (geometry) The line that bounds a circle or other twodimensional figure ¹
2. Noun. (geometry) The length of such a line ¹
3. Noun. (obsolete) The surface of a round or spherical object ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Circumference
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Medical Definition of Circumference
1. The outer boundary, especially of a circular area. Synonym: circumferentia. Origin: L. Circumferentia, a bearing around (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Circumference
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Pelicotetics, Or, The Science of Quantity: Or, The Science of Quantity. An by Archibald Sandeman (1868)
"That the same numerical quantity should express the circumference in reference
to the diameter as unit of any circle whatever can only be because the ratio ..."
2. The Elements of Euclid: The Errors, by which Theon, Or Others, Have Long Ago by Robert Simson, Euclid (1829)
"to the angle EHN ; and if the circumference BL be greater than EN, likewise the
angle BGL is greater than EHN; and if less, less: there being then four ..."
3. Daboll's Schoolmaster's Assistant, Improved and Enlarged: Being a Plain by Nathan Daboll (1819)
"The diameter of a Circle being given, to find the circumference. ... What is the
circumference of a wheel whose diameter is 4 feet ? ..."
4. The Thirteen Books of Euclid's Elements by Euclid, Johan Ludvig Heiberg (1908)
"let AK, KB be joined, let FL be again drawn from F perpendicular to AK, and be
carried through to M, and let KN be joined. Since the circumference ..."
5. Transactions (1888)
"To DRAW A LINE EQUAL IN LENGTH TO THE circumference OF A CIRCLE. By JAMES PRICE,
Past Vice President. THOUGH the problem of " squaring a circle ..."
6. The Scholar's Arithmetic; Or, Federal Accountant...: The Whole in a Form and by Daniel Adams (1825)
"To find the .circumference of the circle described by the end of ike lever,
multiply the double of the lever by 3,, the product will be the circumference. ..."
7. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1912)
"Thoracic circumference.—In a horizontal plane at the level of the base of the
... circumference of the Arm.—The maximum circumference below the deltoid, ..."