Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “circular”

circular

adjective uk   /ˈsɜː.kjʊ.lər/ us    /ˈsɝː.kjʊ.lɚ/
B2 shaped like a circle: a circular flowerbed/tablecloth C2 describes an argument that keeps returning to the same points and is not effective
circularity
noun [U] uk   /ˌsɜː.kjʊˈlær.ɪ.ti/ us    /ˌsɝː.kjʊˈler.ɪ.t̬i/
the circularity of political arguments

circular

noun [C] uk   /ˈsɜː.kjʊ.lər/ us    /ˈsɝː.kjʊ.lɚ/
a letter or notice sent to a large number of people: Circulars and other junk mail go straight in the bin.
(Definition of circular from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of circular?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “circular” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

bright spark

a person who is intelligent, and full of energy and enthusiasm

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More