circumferential

[ ser-kuhm-fuh-ren-shuh l ]
/ sərˌkʌm fəˈrɛn ʃəl /

adjective

of, at, or near the circumference; surrounding; lying along the outskirts.
lying within the circumference.
circuitous; indirect: a circumferential manner of speech.

Nearby words

  1. circumcise,
  2. circumcision,
  3. circumcolumnar,
  4. circumduction,
  5. circumference,
  6. circumferential fibrocartilage,
  7. circumferential lamella,
  8. circumferentor,
  9. circumfix,
  10. circumflex

Origin of circumferential

1600–10; < Latin circumferenti(a) circumference + -al1

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