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circumferential

[ ser-kuhm-fuh-ren-shuhl ]
/ sərˌkʌm fəˈrɛn ʃəl /
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adjective

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

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Origin of circumferential

First recorded in1600–10; from Latin circumferenti(a) + -al; see origin at circumference, -al1
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