Definition of Circumferential

1. Adjective. Lying around or just outside the edges or outskirts. "Circumferential highways around cities"

Similar to: Peripheral
Derivative terms: Circumference



Definition of Circumferential

1. a. Pertaining to the circumference; encompassing; encircling; circuitous.

Definition of Circumferential

1. Adjective. (not comparable) of or pertaining to a circumference ¹

2. Adjective. circuitous, indirect or roundabout ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Circumferential

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Circumferential

circumdiameters
circumduct
circumducted
circumducting
circumduction
circumduction gait
circumductions
circumducts
circumesophageal
circumference
circumferenceless
circumferences
circumferentia
circumferentia articularis radii
circumferentia articularis ulnae
circumferential (current term)
circumferential cartilage
circumferential clasp
circumferential clasp arm
circumferential fibrocartilage
circumferential implantation
circumferential lamella
circumferential wiring
circumferentially
circumferentor
circumferentors
circumfix
circumfixal
circumfixation
circumfixed

Literary usage of Circumferential

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1. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1841)
"white at its commencement, but becoming yellowish, and yellowish pink upon the last volution ; posterior circumferential band indistinct, olive-brown ..."

2. Marine Boiler Management and Construction: Being a Treatise on Boiler by Johann Phillip Edmond Charles Stromeyer (1893)
"If '2 To be added if the holes are fair and good in the circumferential ... U -25 To be added when the circumferential seams are lap and the strakes of ..."

3. American Machinists' Handbook and Dictionary of Shop Terms: A Reference Book by Fred Herbert Colvin, Frank Arthur Stanley (1914)
"TABLES OF circumferential SPEEDS THE tables on pages 432-435 which give circumferential speeds, can be used for obtaining gear and belt speeds and the speed ..."

4. A Treatise on Toothed Gearing: Containing Complete Instructions for by John Howard Cromwell (1883)
"THE present tendency among mechanical men in favor of the use of the diametral instead of the older and more widely known circumferential pitch, ..."

5. Practical Calculation of Dynamo-electric Machines: a manual for electrical by Alfred Eugene Wiener (1901)
"... the temperature-rise at same circumferential current density for high-speed and low-speed dynamos (columns 3 and 5, or 4 and 6, respectively, ..."

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