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circumference

noun [C or U] uk   /səˈkʌm.fər.əns/ us    /sɚˈkʌm.fɚ-/
the line surrounding a circular space, or the length of this line: the circumference of a circle the outside edge of an area or object that is round or curved, or the length of this edge: the circumference of an orange
Translations of “circumference”
in Korean 원주…
in Arabic مُحيط الدائرة…
in French circonférence…
in Turkish daire çevresi, çember…
in Italian circonferenza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 圓周, 周長, 周線…
in Russian окружность…
in Polish obwód…
in Spanish circunferencia…
in Portuguese circunferência…
in German der Umfang…
in Catalan circumferència…
in Japanese 円周…
in Chinese (Simplified) 圆周, 周长, 周线…
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