Circumference Synonyms, Circumference Antonyms

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 circumference pronunciation in British English
/sə(r)ˈkʌmf(ə)rəns/

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  1. [countable/uncountable] the distance measured around the edge of a circle or a round object or area

    a circle with a circumference of 2cm

    The island is 50 miles in circumference.

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    Parts of shapes: centre , circumference , contour …

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      [countable] [usually singular] the edge of a circle or a round object or area

      The lamps threw deep shadows beyond the circumference of the pit .

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      Parts of shapes: centre , circumference , contour …

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circumference

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  • nounedge, perimeter
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Synonyms for circumference

noun edge, perimeter

  • girth
  • ambit
  • border
  • boundary
  • bounds
  • circuit
  • compass
  • confines
  • extremity
  • fringe
  • limits
  • lip
  • margin
  • outline
  • periphery
  • rim
  • verge

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Antonyms for circumference

  • center
  • inside
  • interior
  • middle
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More words related to circumference

border

noun . outermost edge, margin
  • bound
  • boundary
  • bounds
  • brim
  • brink
  • circumference
  • confine
  • end
  • extremity
  • fringe
  • hem
  • limit
  • line
  • lip
  • outskirt
  • perimeter
  • periphery
  • rim
  • selvage
  • skirt
  • trim
  • trimming
  • verge

borders

noun . outermost edge, margin
  • bound
  • boundary
  • bounds
  • brim
  • brink
  • circumference
  • confine
  • end
  • extremity
  • fringe
  • hem
  • limit
  • line
  • lip
  • outskirt
  • perimeter
  • periphery
  • rim
  • selvage
  • skirt
  • trim
  • trimming
  • verge

boundaries

noun . outer limit
  • abuttals
  • ambit
  • barrier
  • beginning
  • border
  • borderland
  • borderline
  • bounds
  • brink
  • circumference
  • circumscription
  • compass
  • confines
  • edge
  • end
  • environs
  • extent
  • extremity
  • frame
  • fringe
  • frontier
  • hem
  • horizon
  • limits
  • line
  • line of demarcation
  • march
  • margin
  • mark
  • mere
  • mete
  • outline
  • outpost
  • pale
  • perimeter
  • periphery
  • precinct
  • purlieus
  • radius
  • rim
  • side
  • skirt
  • terminal
  • termination
  • terminus
  • verge

boundary

noun . outer limit
  • abuttals
  • ambit
  • barrier
  • beginning
  • border
  • borderland
  • borderline
  • bounds
  • brink
  • circumference
  • circumscription
  • compass
  • confines
  • edge
  • end
  • environs
  • extent
  • extremity
  • frame
  • fringe
  • frontier
  • hem
  • horizon
  • limits
  • line
  • line of demarcation
  • march
  • margin
  • mark
  • mere
  • mete
  • outline
  • outpost
  • pale
  • perimeter
  • periphery
  • precinct
  • purlieus
  • radius
  • rim
  • side
  • skirt
  • terminal
  • termination
  • terminus
  • verge

brim

noun . edge of object, usually the top
  • border
  • brink
  • circumference
  • fringe
  • hem
  • lip
  • margin
  • perimeter
  • periphery
  • rim
  • skirt
  • verge

circle

noun . orb, loop, round figure
  • amphitheater
  • aureole
  • band
  • belt
  • bowl
  • bracelet
  • circlet
  • circuit
  • circumference
  • circus
  • cirque
  • coil
  • colure
  • compass
  • cordon
  • corona
  • crown
  • cycle
  • disc
  • disk
  • ecliptic
  • enclosure
  • equator
  • full turn
  • globe
  • halo
  • hoop
  • horizon
  • lap
  • meridian
  • orbit
  • parallel of latitude
  • perimeter
  • periphery
  • record
  • revolution
  • ring
  • ringlet
  • round
  • sphere
  • stadium
  • tire
  • turn
  • vortex
  • wheel
  • wreath
  • zodiac
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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from Latin circumferentia, neuter plural of circumferens, present participle of circumferre “to lead around, take around, carry around,” from circum “around” (see circum- ) + ferre “to carry” (see infer ). A loan-translation of Greek periphereia “periphery, the line round a circular body,” literally “a carrying round” (see periphery ). Related: Circumferential.

Example Sentences for circumference

Draw a diagram representing the circumference line and pitch in feet.

Melville is an island of more than a mile in circumference, with low, rocky shores.

From points near the circumference these circles or curves are very small.

Draw a few straight lines, from the centre to the circumference of a circle.

The diameter is then multiplied by 3.1416 to obtain the circumference.

There is no outside, no inclosing wall, no circumference to us.

The soul of the world was diffused everywhere from the centre to the circumference.

The visible creation is the terminus or the circumference of the invisible world.

The moral law lies at the centre of nature and radiates to the circumference.

To find the circumference of a circle: Multiply the diameter by 3.1416.

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