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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sur-kyuh-ler]
    • /ˈsɜr kyə lər/
    • /ˌsɜː.kjʊ.ˈlæ.rɪ.ti/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sur-kyuh-ler]
    • /ˈsɜr kyə lər/

Definitions of circularity word

  • adjective circularity having the form of a circle; round: a circular tower. 1
  • adjective circularity of or relating to a circle: a circular plane. 1
  • adjective circularity moving in or forming a circle or a circuit: the circular rotation of the earth. 1
  • adjective circularity moving or occurring in a cycle or round: the circular succession of the seasons. 1
  • adjective circularity roundabout; indirect; circuitous: a circular route. 1
  • adjective circularity Logic. of or relating to reasoning in which the conclusion is ostensibly proved, but in actuality it or its equivalent has been assumed as a premise. 1

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Origin of circularity

First appearance:

before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin circulāris, equivalent to circul(us) circle + -āris -ar1

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Parts of speech for Circularity


circularity popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

circularity usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for circularity

noun circularity

  • chain reaction — A chain reaction is a series of chemical changes, each of which causes the next.
  • catch-22 — If you describe a situation as a Catch-22, you mean it is an impossible situation because you cannot do one thing until you do another thing, but you cannot do the second thing until you do the first thing.
  • domino effect — the cumulative effect that results when one event precipitates a series of like events.
  • impasse — a position or situation from which there is no escape; deadlock.
  • completeness — complete

Antonyms for circularity

noun circularity

  • directness — to manage or guide by advice, helpful information, instruction, etc.: He directed the company through a difficult time.

Top questions with circularity

  • what is circularity?

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