Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of going round.
  • noun Circumlocution.
  • noun A name proposed by C. S. Peirce for so much of any self-returning change as brings about the original state of those characters which are not altered by the reversal of a difference, while it does not bring about the return of such characters as are so altered. A half-revolution is a geometrical circuition. See bicircuition.

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

  • noun rare The act of going round; circumlocution.

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  • noun archaic The act of going round; a circuit, an encircling.

Etymologies

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From Latin circuitiōnem, from circuīre. Compare circuit.

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