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circumference

noun [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 widest part of a round object, or a line enclosing a circular space. The circumference of an area of any size or shape is its complete outside edge: [C] We walked the circumference of the field so we wouldn’t interrupt the game.
Translations of “circumference”
in Arabic مُحيط الدائرة…
in Korean 원주…
in Malaysian lilitan…
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 Vietnamese chu vi…
in Spanish circunferencia…
in Portuguese circunferência…
in Thai เส้นรอบวง…
in German der Umfang…
in Catalan circumferència…
in Japanese 円周…
in Indonesian keliling, lingkaran…
in Chinese (Simplified) 圆周, 周长, 周线…
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