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Meaning of CIRCULAR

Pronunciation:  'surkyulur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution; "he mailed the circular to all subscribers"
  2. [adj]  marked by or moving in a cycle
  3. [adj]  having a circular shape
  4. [adj]  shaped like a ring

CIRCULAR is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: annular, annulate, annulated, ball-shaped, bill, broadsheet, broadside, bulblike, bulbous, capitate, circinate, coccoid, cumuliform, cyclic, cyclical, discoid, discoidal, disklike, flier, flyer, global, globose, globular, handbill, moonlike, moon-round, nutlike, orbicular, orbiculate, pear-shaped, ringed, ringlike, ring-shaped, round, roundish, spheric, spherical, throwaway
 Antonyms: square
 See Also: ad, advert, advertisement, advertising, advertizement, advertizing, rounded, stuffer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cir"cu*lar\, a. [L. circularis, fr. circulus circle:
    cf. F. circulaire. See {Circle}.]
    1. In the form of, or bounded by, a circle; round.
    2. repeating itself; ending in itself; reverting to the point
       of beginning; hence, illogical; inconclusive; as, circular
    3. Adhering to a fixed circle of legends; cyclic; hence,
       mean; inferior. See {Cyclic poets}, under {Cyclic}.
             Had Virgil been a circular poet, and closely adhered
             to history, how could the Romans have had Dido?
    4. Addressed to a circle, or to a number of persons having a
       common interest; circulated, or intended for circulation;
       as, a circular letter.
             A proclamation of Henry III., . . . doubtless
             circular throughout England.          --Hallam.
    5. Perfect; complete. [Obs.]
             A man so absolute and circular In all those
             wished-for rarities that may take A virgin captive.
    {Circular are}, any portion of the circumference of a circle.
    {Circular cubics} (Math.), curves of the third order which
       are imagined to pass through the two circular points at
    {Circular functions}. (Math.) See under {Function}.
    {Circular instruments}, mathematical instruments employed for
       measuring angles, in which the graduation extends round
       the whole circumference of a circle, or 360[deg].
    {Circular lines}, straight lines pertaining to the circle, as
       sines, tangents, secants, etc.
    {Circular} {note or letter}.
       (a) (Com.) See under {Credit}.
       (b) (Diplomacy) A letter addressed in identical terms to a
           number of persons.
    {Circular numbers} (Arith.), those whose powers terminate in
       the same digits as the roots themselves; as 5 and 6, whose
       squares are 25 and 36. --Bailey. --Barlow.
    {Circular points at infinity} (Geom.), two imaginary points
       at infinite distance through which every circle in the
       plane is, in the theory of curves, imagined to pass.
    {Circular polarization}. (Min.) See under {Polarization}.
    {Circular or Globular} {sailing} (Naut.), the method of
       sailing by the arc of a great circle.
    {Circular saw}. See under {Saw}.
  2. \Cir"cu*lar\, n. [Cf. (for sense 1) F. circulaire,
    lettre circulaire. See {Circular}, a.]
    1. A circular letter, or paper, usually printed, copies of
       which are addressed or given to various persons; as, a
       business circular.
    2. A sleeveless cloak, cut in circular form.
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