Origin of circumference
Examples from the Web for circumference
The rest that extends beyond the circumference of the meat quickly melts down onto the surface of the flattop.
Pi is officially defined as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.
These capsules consist of two valves joined together at their circumference.The Mechanism of Life|Stphane Leduc
The comb comprises about thirty hexagonal cells circularly arranged, those of the circumference being lower and smaller.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. I (of 4)|William Kirby
It was in the form of a circle, and was one mile in circumference.The Kentucky Ranger|Edward T. Curnick
It is located at the extreme end of a lagoon some twelve miles in circumference.The World and Its People: Book VII|Anna B. Badlam
We stood on the edge of an enormous crater—the Teng'ger—with a circumference of fifteen miles.Across the Equator|Thomas H. Reid
British Dictionary definitions for circumference
Word Origin for circumference
Word Origin and History for circumference
late 14c., from Latin circumferentia, neuter plural of circumferens, present participle of circumferre "to lead around, take around, carry around," from circum "around" (see circum-) + ferre "to carry" (see infer). A loan-translation of Greek periphereia "periphery, the line round a circular body," literally "a carrying round" (see periphery). Related: Circumferential.
Science definitions for circumference
Culture definitions for circumference
The measure of the distance around a circle.