from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a circle.
- adj. Shaped like or nearly like a circle; round.
- adj. Moving in or forming a circle.
- adj. Circuitous; roundabout: took a circular route to the office.
- adj. Using a premise to prove a conclusion that in turn is used to prove the premise: a circular argument.
- adj. Defining one word in terms of another that is itself defined in terms of the first word.
- adj. Addressed or distributed to a large number of persons.
- n. A printed advertisement, directive, or notice intended for mass distribution.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or relating to a circle
- adj. in the shape of, or moving in a circle
- adj. circuitous or roundabout
- adj. defining one word in terms of another that is itself defined in terms of the first word
- adj. distributed to a large number of persons
- n. A printed advertisement, directive, or notice intended for mass distribution; a flyer
- n. In the Administration, a circular letter
- n. A sleeveless cloak, cut in circular form.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. In the form of, or bounded by, a circle; round.
- adj. repeating itself; ending in itself; reverting to the point of beginning; hence, illogical; inconclusive.
- adj. Adhering to a fixed circle of legends; cyclic; hence, mean; inferior. See Cyclic poets, under Cyclic.
- adj. Addressed to a circle, or to a number of persons having a common interest; circulated, or intended for circulation.
- adj. Perfect; complete.
- n. A circular letter, or paper, usually printed, copies of which are addressed or given to various persons.
- n. A sleeveless cloak, cut in circular form.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the form of a circle; round.
- Moving in or forming a circle, circuit, or round; returning to the starting-point: as, circular motion.
- Related to the circle: as, circular points. See below.
- Figuratively, passing through a round or circuit of events or experiences; successive in order and recurrent.
- Adhering to a certain cycle of legends; cyclic: applied to certain poets. See cyclic.
- Intended for circulation among certain persons. See circular letter, below.
- Complete; perfect.
- Roundabout; circuitous; circumlocutory.
- n. A letter, notice, or printed paper containing information, or an announcement, or a request, etc., intended for general circulation or for circulation among a particular class or circle of persons; a circular letter: as, a business circular; a diplomatic circular.
- n. [Cf. cyclas, ciclaton.] ‘A kind of long cape or sleeveless cloak worn by women: as, a fur circular.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a circular shape
- n. an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
- adj. describing a circle; moving in a circle
Circular observation in pictures whose structure was apparently not circular leads to the consideration of _circular composition, _ or that class of pictures where the evident intention is to compose under the influence of circular observation — where the circle expresses the first thought in the composition.
Circular composition traceable in what has been first conceived as pyramidal or rectangular, circular composition as the first intention, expressed either on a vertical plane or in perspective, i.e., circular or elliptical — and composition _made circular_ not by any arrangement of parts, but by sacrifice and elimination of edges and corners are the three forms of composition which produce circular observation.
Frank DiBello, the chief executive of Space Florida—a state-fundedn economic-development agency that normally would be a White House ally—lamented what he called a "circular and endless debate" about NASA's future.
U.S. official stress that they believe this is what they call circular reporting, when we at CNN say security has been increased at the Golden Gate Bridge, in the next few days you hear conversations in this group that is closely monitored by the intelligence community about security at the Golden Gate Bridge.
This is circular logic and results in what I call circular injustice.
Consider two planets of mass m and 2m, orbiting the same star in circular orbits.
Valuation is intrinsically an exercise in circular reasoning, which is why appraisers rely on comparavle sales.
To play up the supermodel theme, this Old Navy circular is designed to look like Us Weekly.
To play up the supermodel theme, the circular is designed to look like copies of Us Weekly.
Sourcreamus: It reinforced my idea as evolutionary psychology as an exercise in circular reasoning.