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


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

Origin of circumferential

1600–10; < Latin circumferenti(a) circumference + -al1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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