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- adj. of or pertaining to a circumference
- adj. circuitous, indirect or roundabout
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to the circumference; encompassing; encircling; circuitous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating or pertaining to the circumference; situated in the circumference; surrounding.
- Indirect; circuitous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lying around or just outside the edges or outskirts
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Again, other lamellæ, found on the surface of the bone, are arranged parallel to its circumference; they are termed circumferential, or by some authors primary or fundamental lamellæ, to distinguish them from those laid down around the axes of the Haversian canals, which are then termed secondary or special lamellæ.
The sagging skin may drape in layers around the body (a condition called circumferential excess).
As a bespoke system manufacturer and a subcontract marking job shop, ES Technology has acquired a combination of knowledge and skills enabling the company to develop solutions to complex laser marking applications such as circumferential marking.
Apparently if they failed to tighten a wheelnut to the correct torque there was an infinitessimal chance that the wheel might reach critical mass due to vibration and, thanks to the rotational velocity of the circumferential mass, collapse into a black hole, causing untold damage to the universe and wiping our miserable, H&S mad, planet out of existence.
The Marine Reserve includes all the water within a circumferential zone 40 nautical miles wide.
Instead, he designed the double-skinned dome to be supported by a series of internal circumferential rings that would make the dome seem to rise skyward without any visible means of support.
There has been some debate in Memphis about the proper route for Interstate 69—whether it should come through downtown or go around the city in a circumferential loop—but the temperature of that conversation has never approached the fever of the landmark battle that was fought here—across decades, to the Supreme Court and back—over where to put Interstate 40.
Rue Jules Verne was a circumferential avenue, looping the spindle's midpoint, while Desiderata ran its length, terminating at either end in the supports of the Lado-Acheson light pumps.
One good example: In the 1970s, the "inner belt", a second circumferential highway, was planned for Boston, backed by powerful interests.
To reduce their circumferential measures, people need to be educated, not taxed.