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circular

[ sur-kyuh-ler ]
/ ˈsɜr kyə lər /
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adjective
noun
Also circ [surk] /sɜrk/ . a letter, advertisement, notice, or statement for circulation among the general public.
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Origin of circular

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English, from Latin circulāris, equivalent to circul(us), circlus “a circular form or figure; a ring or circle” + -āris adjective suffix; see origin at circle, -ar1

OTHER WORDS FROM circular

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How to use circular in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for circular

circular
/ (ˈsɜːkjʊlə) /

adjective
of, involving, resembling, or shaped like a circle
circuitous
(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
noun
a printed or duplicated advertisement or notice for mass distribution

Derived forms of circular

circularity (ˌsɜːkjʊˈlærɪtɪ) or circularness, nouncircularly, adverb
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