# circumference meaning

[ sə'kʌmfərəns ] Pronunciation: "circumference" in a sentence

**Noun:****circumference**sur'kúmfuruns- The size of something as given by the distance around it

- perimeter - The boundary line encompassing an area or object
*"he had walked the full circumference of his land"; "a danger to all races over the whole circumference of the globe"*

- circuit - The length of the closed curve of a circle

**Derived forms:**circumferences**See also:**circumferent, circumferential**Type of:**border, borderline, boundary line, delimitation, length, mete, size**Encyclopedia:**Circumference- The size of something as given by the distance around it

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- the earth 's
*circumference*is nearly 25,000 miles. - the diameter and the
*circumference*of a circle correlate. - the compressor-outlet pressure is nearly constant around the
*circumference*. - head and chest
*circumference*are checked on all children under two years of age. - in each case an integral number of wavelengths fit into the
*circumference*of the loop.