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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Circumference  \Cir*cum"fer*ence\,  v.  t. 
  To  include  in  a  circular  space;  to  bound.  [Obs.]  --Sir  T. 
  Browne. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Circumference  \Cir*cum"fer*ence\,  n.  [L.  circumferentia.] 
  1.  The  line  that  goes  round  or  encompasses  a  circular  figure; 
  a  periphery.  --Millon. 
 
  2.  A  circle;  anything  circular. 
 
  His  ponderous  shield  .  .  .  Behind  him  cast.  The 
  broad  circumference  Hung  on  his  shoulders  like  the 
  moon.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  The  external  surface  of  a  sphere,  or  of  any  orbicular 
  body. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  circumference 
  n  1:  the  size  of  something  as  given  by  the  distance  around  it 
  [syn:  {perimeter}] 
  2:  the  length  of  the  closed  curve  of  a  circle 




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