Origin of circular
Examples from the Web for circularity
Fans will argue that Mad Men's circularity is one of its greatest strengths.Mad Men’s Dramatic Déjà Vu: ‘Time Zones’ Feels Redundant|Andrew Romano|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Beauty is Nature in perfection; circularity is its chief attribute.The Voice of the City|O. Henry
But the circularity of this argument will appear on revising the question and asking, "Why do women's products sell so cheap?"The Evolution of Modern Capitalism|John Atkinson Hobson
A hut is constructed with loose stones, ranged for the most part with some tendency to circularity.A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland|Samuel Johnson
The circularity of section is at first stable, but as the shrinkage proceeds the stability diminishes and at length vanishes.Darwin and Modern Science|A.C. Seward and Others
The very essential and fundamental quality of a Roman letter lies in the squareness or circularity of its skeleton form.Letters and Lettering|Frank Chouteau Brown
British Dictionary definitions for circularity
Word Origin and History for circularity (1 of 3)
late 14c., from Anglo-French circuler, Old French circuler "circular" (14c., Modern French circulaire), from Latin circularis, from circulus (see circle (n.)). The metaphoric circular firing squad is attested by 1990.
Word Origin and History for circularity (2 of 3)
1550s, "circular figure," from circular (adj.). Meaning "a notice circulated" is from 1818.