from The Century Dictionary.

  • A going round; movement in a circle or circuit.
  • Hence A roundabout manner of moving or acting; departure from the nearest or straightest way or line: as, the circuity and delay of justice.
  • A tendency to assume a circular form; the state of being circular.
  • Compass; extent; circuit.

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

  • noun A going round in a circle; a course not direct; a roundabout way of proceeding.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A circuitous plan; a roundabout way of doing something


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