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circular

[ sur-kyuh-ler ]
/ ˈsɜr kyə lər /
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adjective

noun

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

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completeness, oneness, wholeness, sphericity, rotundity, catch-22, impasse

Nearby words

circuiter, circuitous, circuitry, circuity, circulable, circular, circular amputation, circular breathing, circular definition, circular dichroism, circular error

Origin of circular

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin circulāris, equivalent to circul(us) circle + -āris -ar1
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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 Formscircularity (ˌsɜːkjʊˈlærɪtɪ) or circularness, nouncircularly, adverb
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