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1. circumference

noun. ['ˌsɝːˈkʌmfrəns'] the size of something as given by the distance around it.

Synonyms

  • size
  • girth

Antonyms

  • maximum
  • open circuit
  • closed circuit

Etymology

  • circumferentia (Latin)

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Rhymes with Circumference

  • abeyance
  • abhorrence
  • absence
  • abstinence
  • abundance
  • acceptance
  • acceptance
  • accordance
  • acquaintance
  • acquiescence
  • adherence
  • admittance
  • adolescence
  • adolescence
  • adriance
  • affluence
  • agence
  • allegiance
  • alliance
  • allowance

How do you pronounce circumference?

Pronounce circumference as ˌsərˈkəmfrəns.

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How to spell circumference? Is it circunference? Or circunferencia? Common misspellings are:

  • circunference
  • circunferencia

Sentences with circumference


1. Noun, singular or mass
Measure the circumference of your lamp post and add 1 foot to that number.

Quotes about circumference


1. God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
- Voltaire

2. On a scale of 1 to extroverted, I’m a 3.14159. So is pi. I network like “the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter.” Thanks, Wikipedia!
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

3. As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it.
- Albert Einstein

2. circumference

noun. ['ˌsɝːˈkʌmfrəns'] the length of the closed curve of a circle.

Synonyms

  • straight angle
  • length

Antonyms

  • little
  • big
  • bigness

Etymology

  • circumferentia (Latin)

3. circumference

noun. ['ˌsɝːˈkʌmfrəns'] the boundary line encompassing an area or object.

Synonyms

  • borderline
  • delimitation
  • boundary line
  • circuit
  • border

Antonyms

  • large
  • small
  • largeness
  • smallness

Etymology

  • circumferentia (Latin)
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