circumference Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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circumferencenoun [C or U]

uk   /səˈkʌm.fər.əns/  us   /sɚˈkʌm.fɚ-/
the ​linesurrounding a ​circularspace, or the ​length of this ​line: the circumference of a ​circle the ​outsideedge of an ​area or ​object that is round or ​curved, or the ​length of this ​edge: the circumference of an ​orange
(Definition of circumference from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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circumferencenoun [C/U]

 us   /sərˈkəm·fər·əns/
geometry the ​distance around a ​circle: [U] Draw a ​circle 5 ​inches in circumference. A circumference is also the ​distance around the ​widestpart of a round ​object, or a ​lineenclosing a ​circularspace. The circumference of an ​area of any ​size or ​shape is ​itscompleteoutsideedge: [C] We ​walked the circumference of the ​field so we wouldn’t ​interrupt the ​game.
(Definition of circumference from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “circumference”
in Korean 원주…
in Arabic مُحيط الدائرة…
in Malaysian lilitan…
in French circonférence…
in Russian окружность…
in Chinese (Traditional) 圓周, 周長, 周線…
in Italian circonferenza…
in Turkish daire çevresi, çember…
in Polish obwód…
in Spanish circunferencia…
in Vietnamese chu vi…
in Portuguese circunferência…
in Thai เส้นรอบวง…
in German der Umfang…
in Catalan circumferència…
in Japanese 円周…
in Chinese (Simplified) 圆周, 周长, 周线…
in Indonesian keliling, lingkaran…
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