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# circumference

## Definitions

### from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

• noun The boundary line of a circle.
• noun The boundary line of an area or object.
• noun The length of such a line.
• noun The margin or area surrounding something.

### from The Century Dictionary.

• To include in a circular or spherical space.
• noun The line that bounds a circle; by extension, the bounding line of any regular plane curvilinear figure; a periphery: as, the circumference of a circle or an ellipse. The circumference of a sphere is that of a great circle of the sphere.
• noun Hence Loosely, any bounding line: as, the circumference of a city.
• noun The space included in a circle; anything circular in form.
• noun A going about; circumlocution.

### from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

• transitive verb obsolete To include in a circular space; to bound.
• noun The line that goes round or encompasses a circular figure; a periphery.
• noun A circle; anything circular.
• noun The external surface of a sphere, or of any orbicular body.

• noun geometry The line that bounds a circle or other two-dimensional figure
• noun geometry The length of such a line
• noun obsolete The surface of a round or spherical object
• verb obsolete, transitive To include in a circular space; to bound.

• noun the boundary line encompassing an area or object
• noun the length of the closed curve of a circle
• noun the size of something as given by the distance around it

## Etymologies

### from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old French circonference, from Latin circumferentia, from circumferēns, circumferent-, present participle of circumferre, to carry around : circum-, circum- + ferre, to carry; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]

From Latin circumferentia, circum around; ferre carry

## Examples

• It follows directly from this discussion, that for our sphere-beings the circumference of a circle first increases with the radius until the circumference of the universe is reached, and that it thenceforward gradually decreases to zero for still further increasing values of the radius.

• This means the circumference is about 1000 meters, so v is 1000 meters per minute, which yields a simulated gravity about 1/6 of Earth's -- the same as the moon (though the people inside move as though the gravity is Earth-normal).

8/1/08: Launch Pad, day 2 prof_brotherton 2008

• It makes tubes 44 stitches in circumference or straight pieces up to 44 stitches wide and takes up to a sort of medium chunky weight of yarn - just right for a tubular scarf but a bit narrow to make hats.

• It makes tubes 44 stitches in circumference or straight pieces up to 44 stitches wide and takes up to a sort of medium chunky weight of yarn - just right for a tubular scarf but a bit narrow to make hats.

Hurrah for new toys! MadeleineS 2009

• Unfortunately that means my jeans are quite uncomforable to wear, because the belt circumference is now at least two holes smaller than the waistband of the jeans.

• Lord Howe is a ring of land some one hundred and fifty miles in circumference, several hundred yards wide at its widest, and towering in places to a height of ten feet above sea level.

MAUKI 2010

• Paul Rodriguez was a Mexican porter who from the upper and lateral part of his head had a horn 14 cm in circumference and divided into three shafts, which he concealed under a cap.

Human horns frankwu 2010

• The atoll of Hikueru lay low on the water, a circle of pounded coral sand a hundred yards wide, twenty miles in circumference, and from three to five feet above high-water mark.

• The park circumference is approximately 40 kilometers (km), extending from the bridge at Ürgüp then leading north for 6 km following the River Damsa.

• Large Hadron collider is 27 Km in circumference and will accelerates protons to 99. 99999% the speed of light (I might not have gotten the right number of 9s, sorry if this spoils your calculations if you are trying this at home).

Boing Boing 2008