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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ser-kuhm-fuh-ren-shuh l]
    • /sərˌkʌm fəˈrɛn ʃəl/
    • /səkʌmfəˈrenʃəl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ser-kuhm-fuh-ren-shuh l]
    • /sərˌkʌm fəˈrɛn ʃəl/

Definitions of circumferential word

  • adjective circumferential of, at, or near the circumference; surrounding; lying along the outskirts. 1
  • adjective circumferential lying within the circumference. 1
  • adjective circumferential circuitous; indirect: a circumferential manner of speech. 1
  • noun circumferential (not comparable) of or pertaining to a circumference. 1
  • adjective circumferential relating to a circumference 1
  • adjective circumferential circuitous, indirect or roundabout. 0

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Origin of circumferential

First appearance:

before 1600
One of the 39% oldest English words
1600-10; < Latin circumferenti(a) circumference + -al1

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Parts of speech for Circumferential


circumferential popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 63% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

circumferential usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for circumferential

adj circumferential

  • neighboring — situated or living near another: one of our neighbor nations.
  • around — To be positioned around a place or object means to surround it or be on all sides of it. To move around a place means to go along its edge, back to your starting point.
  • circumambient — surrounding
  • surrounding — something that surrounds, as the area, border, etc., around an object or central space: a tile surround for the shower stall.
  • ambient — The ambient temperature is the temperature of the air above the ground in a particular place.

adjective circumferential

  • including — to contain, as a whole does parts or any part or element: The package includes the computer, program, disks, and a manual.

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