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 UK Pronunciation
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 [serkuhmferuh ns]
 /sərˈkʌm fər əns/
 /səˈkʌm.fər.əns/

 US Pronunciation
 US IPA

 [serkuhmferuh ns]
 /sərˈkʌm fər əns/
Definitions of circumference word
 uncountable noun circumference The circumference of a circle, place, or round object is the distance around its edge. 3
 uncountable noun circumference The circumference of a circle, place, or round object is its edge. 3
 noun circumference the boundary of a specific area or geometric figure, esp of a circle 3
 noun circumference the length of a closed geometric curve, esp of a circle. The circumference of a circle is equal to the diameter multiplied by π 3
 noun circumference the line bounding a circle, a rounded surface, or an area suggesting a circle 3
 noun circumference the distance measured by this line 3
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Origin of circumference
First appearance:
before 1350 One of the 20% oldest English words
13501400; Middle English < Late Latin circumferentia, equivalent to circum circum + fer (stem of ferre to carry) + entia ence
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Parts of speech for Circumference
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circumference popularity
A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".
circumference usage trend in Literature
This diagram is provided by Google Ngram ViewerSynonyms for circumference
noun circumference
 girth — the measure around anything; circumference.
 ambit — The ambit of something is its range or extent.
 outline — the line by which a figure or object is defined or bounded; contour.
 margin — the space around the printed or written matter on a page.
 fringe — a decorative border of thread, cord, or the like, usually hanging loosely from a raveled edge or separate strip.
Antonyms for circumference
noun circumference
 inside — on the inner side or part of; within: inside the circle; inside the envelope.
 interior — being within; inside of anything; internal; inner; further toward a center: the interior rooms of a house.
 middle — equally distant from the extremes or outer limits; central: the middle point of a line; the middle singer in a trio.
 center — a point equally distant from all points on the circumference of a circle or surface of a sphere
 centre — A centre is a building where people have meetings, take part in a particular activity, or get help of some kind.
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