circumference

[ ser-kuhm-fer-uhns ]SEE DEFINITION OF circumference

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CIRCUMFERENCE

Draw a diagram representing the circumference line and pitch in feet.

Melville is an island of more than a mile in circumference, with low, rocky shores.

From points near the circumference these circles or curves are very small.

Draw a few straight lines, from the centre to the circumference of a circle.

The diameter is then multiplied by 3.1416 to obtain the circumference.

There is no outside, no inclosing wall, no circumference to us.

The soul of the world was diffused everywhere from the centre to the circumference.

The visible creation is the terminus or the circumference of the invisible world.

The moral law lies at the centre of nature and radiates to the circumference.

To find the circumference of a circle: Multiply the diameter by 3.1416.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Latin circumferentia, neuter plural of circumferens, present participle of circumferre "to lead around, take around, carry around," from circum "around" (see circum-) + ferre "to carry" (see infer). A loan-translation of Greek periphereia "periphery, the line round a circular body," literally "a carrying round" (see periphery). Related: Circumferential.

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