Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a circle; in a circular manner; in the form of a circle; so as to return to the starting-point.

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

  • adverb In a circular manner.

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

  • adverb In a circular way.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a circular manner

Etymologies

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circular +‎ -ly

Examples

  • In others it splits circularly, that is, transversely across the middle, the lower half forming a shallow cup with a very narrow rim, or in other cases it is closely fitted against the stem, while the upper half remains on the cap and is broken up into patches or warts.

    Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.

  • All of which is kind of circularly self-fulfilling, right?

    Matthew Yglesias » What Do Americans “Really” Want

  • All of which is kind of circularly self-fulfilling, right?

    Matthew Yglesias » What Do Americans “Really” Want

  • So many of these blogs just tie in with other blogs on the same thing, kind of circularly becoming successful or at least seeming to look successful (I imagine that most of these blogs are not actually making significant money).

    Metablogging : #comments

  • This is beginning to look rather brainlike, in that we have specialized organs communicating densely, and circularly, within and among themselves.

    World Wide Mind

  • This is beginning to look rather brainlike, in that we have specialized organs communicating densely, and circularly, within and among themselves.

    World Wide Mind

  • Any observer might have thought that ripples would progress outward, circularly similar to the way a stone thrown into the middle of a pond or a pebble in a puddle would create ever-widening waves.

    I’m going and I’m never coming back

  • Every End was circularly related to every Means until the shape had shrunken into a microscopic, invisible point that was itself pointless.

    Easter

  • The second most common theme of those Hillary die-hards is some variant fairy tale of their heroine being rescued by the media being finally forced, cajoled, shamed into their 'duty' to expose and further the 'truth', the 'truth' being that of which Hillary fans have already circularly convinced themselves.

    Sunday Roundup

  • There's also stuff like the laws of logic, which cannot be non-circularly deduced to be valid, and whether and how induction can be justified, and whether it even needs to be.

    Again, there is absolutely no teleology involved

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