# Circumference - definition, pronunciation, transcription

*Amer.*|sərˈkʌmfərəns|

*Brit.*|səˈkʌmf(ə)r(ə)ns|

#### noun ▼

- the size of something as given by the distance around it

- the boundary line encompassing an area or object

*(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

### 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