The circumference is defined as the distance around something round or rounded, especially the distance around the edge of a circle.(noun)
An example of circumference is the distance around the outer boundary of a circle.
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Origin: ME < L circumferentia < circumferens, prp. of circumferre < circum, around + ferre, to carry, bear
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Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French circonference
Origin: , from Latin circumferentia
Origin: , from circumferēns, circumferent-
Origin: , present participle of circumferre, to carry around
Origin: : circum-, circum-
Origin: + ferre, to carry; see bher-1 in Indo-European roots.
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