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circumferential

[ser-kuhm-fuh-ren-shuh l] /sərˌkʌm fəˈrɛn ʃəl/
adjective
1.
of, at, or near the circumference; surrounding; lying along the outskirts.
2.
lying within the circumference.
3.
circuitous; indirect:
a circumferential manner of speech.
Origin of circumferential
1600-1610
1600-10; < Latin circumferenti(a) circumference + -al1
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