[ sur-kyuh-ler ]
/ ˈsɜr kyə lər /



a letter, advertisement, notice, or statement for circulation among the general public.

Origin of circular

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin circulāris, equivalent to circul(us) circle + -āris -ar1

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British Dictionary definitions for circular

/ (ˈsɜːkjʊlə) /


of, involving, resembling, or shaped like a circle
(of arguments) futile because the truth of the premises cannot be established independently of the conclusion
travelling or occurring in a cycle
(of letters, announcements, etc) intended for general distribution


a printed or duplicated advertisement or notice for mass distribution

Derived forms of circular

circularity (ˌsɜːkjʊˈlærɪtɪ) or circularness, nouncircularly, adverb
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