Circumference - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |sərˈkʌmfərəns|  American pronunciation of the word circumference
Brit.  |səˈkʌmf(ə)r(ə)ns|  British pronunciation of the word circumference

noun

- the size of something as given by the distance around it (syn: perimeter)
- the boundary line encompassing an area or object(syn: circuit)

he had walked the full circumference of his land
a danger to all races over the whole circumference of the globe

- the length of the closed curve of a circle

Examples

What is the circumference of the Earth at the equator?

The circle is 38 inches in circumference.

The fence marks the circumference of the field.

The island is only nine miles in circumference.

he had walked the full circumference of his land

a danger to all races over the whole circumference of the globe

the length, circumference, and thickness of the log

When you measure your waist circumference, you're indirectly measuring your visceral fat.

he calculated the circumference of the circle

fantastic figures with bulbous heads the circumference of a bushel

Word forms

noun
singular: circumference
plural: circumferences
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