Associations to the word «Circular»

Wiktionary

CIRCULAR, adjective. Of or relating to a circle.
CIRCULAR, adjective. In the shape of, or moving in a circle.
CIRCULAR, adjective. Circuitous or roundabout.
CIRCULAR, adjective. Referring back to itself, so as to prevent computation or comprehension; infinitely recursive.
CIRCULAR, adjective. Distributed to a large number of persons.
CIRCULAR, adjective. (obsolete) Perfect; complete.
CIRCULAR, adjective. (archaic) Adhering to a fixed circle of legends; cyclic; hence, mean; inferior.
CIRCULAR, noun. A printed advertisement, directive, or notice intended for mass distribution; a flyer
CIRCULAR, noun. In administration, a circular letter
CIRCULAR, noun. (dated) A sleeveless cloak, cut in circular form.
CIRCULAR ARC, noun. (geometry) A continuous section of the circumference of a circle.
CIRCULAR ARCS, noun. Plural of circular arc
CIRCULAR ARGUMENT, noun. (informal) A term often conflated with begging the question in philosophy.
CIRCULAR ARGUMENT, noun. (philosophy) (logic) An argument which commits the logical fallacy of assuming what it is attempting to prove.
CIRCULAR ARGUMENTS, noun. Plural of circular argument
CIRCULAR BREATHING, noun. A particular breathing technique: it includes inhaling via the nose while pushing air, that was stored in the cheeks, out through the lips, so allows for continuous playing of a wind instrument.
CIRCULAR DEFINITION, noun. (semantics) A definition relying directly or indirectly on the term being defined.
CIRCULAR DICHROISM, noun. (chemistry) (physics) the differential absorption of left-handed and right-handed circularly polarized light
CIRCULAR FILE, noun. (idiomatic) (humorous) The trash container; the wastebasket.
CIRCULAR FILES, noun. Plural of circular file
CIRCULAR FIRING SQUAD, noun. (idiomatic) A political party or other group experiencing considerable disarray because the members are engaging in internal disputes and mutual recrimination.
CIRCULAR FIRING SQUADS, noun. Plural of circular firing squad
CIRCULAR FUNCTION, noun. (trigonometry) Synonym of trigonometric function.
CIRCULAR FUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of circular function
CIRCULAR KNITTING, noun. Knitting in the round
CIRCULAR LETTER, noun. A freely distributed letter or pamphlet on routine matters.
CIRCULAR MIL, noun. The non-SI unit for measuring the cross-sectional area of an electrical conductor: 1 CM= area of a circle having diameter of 0.001 inch; use capitals to distinguish from centimeter; 0.000 506 7 sq millimeters.
CIRCULAR PARRIES, noun. Plural of circular parry
CIRCULAR PARRY, noun. (fencing) counter-parry
CIRCULAR POLARIZED LIGHT, noun. Circularly polarized light
CIRCULAR SAW, noun. A power saw with a circular cutting blade, whose teeth rotate rapidly.
CIRCULAR SAWS, noun. Plural of circular saw
CIRCULAR SECTOR, noun. (geometry) the portion of a circle enclosed by two radii and an arc
CIRCULAR SEGMENT, noun. (geometry) A segment (of a circle).

Dictionary definition

CIRCULAR, noun. An advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution; "he mailed the circular to all subscribers".
CIRCULAR, adjective. Having a circular shape.
CIRCULAR, adjective. Describing a circle; moving in a circle; "the circular motion of the wheel".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats