circumference Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "circumference" - English Dictionary

See all translations

circumferencenoun [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 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…
(Definition of circumference from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of circumference?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “circumference” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
social security

a system of payments made by the government to people who are ill, poor, or who have no job

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More