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circular

cir·cu·lar

circular

 
 
pronunciation:
suhr ky lr
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having the shape of a circle; round.
I need a cake pan with a circular shape, not a square.There is a circular path in the park that goes around the lake.
synonyms:
annular, curved, cycloid, round, rounded
similar words:
curvilinear, discoid, globular, orbicular, rotund, spherical, spiral, winding
definition 2: moving in the form of a circle or spiral.
She moved her arm in a circular motion.
antonyms:
eccentric
similar words:
cyclic, looping, orbiting, revolving, rotary
definition 3: of logic or reasoning, marked by the use of evidence or arguments that merely restate one's premise or hypothesis in different terms.
Saying that "Sugar is bad for the teeth because it is harmful to them" is an example of using circular reasoning.
synonyms:
circuitous, winding
similar words:
devious, indirect, rambling, redundant, roundabout
definition 4: in mathematics, of or relating to a circle or properties of a circle.
The line segment forms a circular arc.
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part of speech: noun
definition: a piece of printed matter, usu. commercial, that is widely distributed.
There were only grocery store circulars in my mailbox today.
synonyms:
flier, handbill, leaflet
similar words:
advertisement, announcement, brochure, handout, notice, placard, throwaway
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derivations: circularly (adv.), circularity (n.)
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