circumference

Part of speech:

Circumferential.

Part of speech: noun

The boundary - line of a circle; distance around; circuit.

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Usage examples "circumference":

  1. It was a hundred years old at least; about twelve feet in circumference, and sixty feet high. - "In the Track of the Troops", R.M. Ballantyne.
  2. The appearance of this cloud attracted the notice of all the passengers; for after it had spread itself to a great bulk, it suddenly became more limited in circumference, grew more compact, dark, and consolidated. - "Famous Stories Every Child Should Know", Various.
  3. It will steer us or it will supply us with electrical power, for we merely have to put a series of small metal bars about the circumference of the generator, and get a tremendously powerful engine. - "The Black Star Passes", John W Campbell.