[ ser-kuhm-fuh-ren-shuhl ]
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  1. of, at, or near the circumference; surrounding; lying along the outskirts.

  2. lying within the circumference.

  1. circuitous; indirect: a circumferential manner of speech.

Origin of circumferential

First recorded in 1600–10; from Latin circumferenti(a) + -al; see origin at circumference, -al1

Words Nearby circumferential Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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