from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The art of measuring circles; specifically, the attempt to square the circle.
  • noun The theory of circular functions.

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

  • noun (Geom.) The art of measuring circles.

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

  • noun geometry The measurement of circles.


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  • A friend of mine, one of the twins of my zodiac, will spend a thousand pounds, if he have not done it already, in black and white cyclometry: but I will answer for it that he, a man of sound business notions, never entertained the idea of [pi] recouping him, as they now say.

    A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)


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