Cir*cum"fer*ence (?), n. [L. circumferentia.]

1.

The line that goes round or encompasses a circular figure; a periphery.

Millon.

2.

A circle; anything circular.

His ponderous shield . . . Behind him cast. The broad circumference Hung on his shoulders like the moon. Milton.

3.

The external surface of a sphere, or of any orbicular body.

 

© Webster 1913.


Cir*cum"fer*ence, v. t.

To include in a circular space; to bound.

[Obs.]

Sir T. Browne.

 

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