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Another word for circumference

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Noun
  1. A line around a closed figure or area

      1. A line that forms the boundary of an area; a perimeter.
      2. The outside surface of an object.
      3. The area along a boundary; the margin.
      1. A closed line bounding a plane area.
      2. The length of such a line.
      3. The outer limits of an area.
      1. A device used to determine geographic direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle or needles horizontally mounted or suspended and free to pivot until aligned with the earth's magnetic field.
      2. Another device, such as a radio compass or a gyrocompass, used for determining geographic direction.
      3. A V-shaped device for describing circles or circular arcs and for taking measurements, consisting of a pair of rigid, end-hinged legs, one of which is equipped with a pen, pencil, or other marker and the other with a sharp point providing a pivot about which the drawing leg is turned.
      1. A closed, usually circular line that goes around an object or area.
      2. The region enclosed by such a line.
      3. A path or route the complete traversal of which without local change of direction requires returning to the starting point.
      1. Sphere or scope, as of influence.
      2. An external boundary; a circuit.
    See also:

    edge

Another word for circumference

Noun
      1. An edge and the area immediately adjacent to it; a border.
      2. The blank space bordering the written or printed area on a page.
      3. A limit in a condition or process, beyond or below which something is no longer possible or acceptable:
      1. an edge, border, or margin, esp. of something circular; often, a raised or projecting edge or border
      2. the outer, circular part of a wheel
      3. the metal flange surrounding the wheel of an automotive vehicle, on which the tire is mounted
      1. A thin, sharpened side, as of the blade of a cutting instrument.
      2. The degree of sharpness of a cutting blade.
      3. A penetrating, incisive quality:
      1. plural form of bound.
      2. third-person singular simple present indicative form of bound
      1. A part that forms the outer edge of something.
      2. A decorative strip around the edge of something, such as fabric.
      3. A strip of ground, as at the edge of a garden or walk, in which ornamental plants or shrubs are planted.
      1. The point, edge, or line beyond which something ends, may not go, or is not allowed:
      2. The boundary surrounding a specific area; bounds:
      3. Something that restricts or restrains; a restraint:
      1. A device used to determine geographic direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle or needles horizontally mounted or suspended and free to pivot until aligned with the earth's magnetic field.
      2. Another device, such as a radio compass or a gyrocompass, used for determining geographic direction.
      3. A V-shaped device for describing circles or circular arcs and for taking measurements, consisting of a pair of rigid, end-hinged legs, one of which is equipped with a pen, pencil, or other marker and the other with a sharp point providing a pivot about which the drawing leg is turned.
      1. A closed, usually circular line that goes around an object or area.
      2. The region enclosed by such a line.
      3. A path or route the complete traversal of which without local change of direction requires returning to the starting point.
      1. Sphere or scope, as of influence.
      2. An external boundary; a circuit.
      1. A line indicating the outer contours or boundaries of an object or figure:
      2. A style of drawing in which objects are delineated in contours without shading.
      3. A sketch done in this style.
      1. Something that indicates a border or limit.
      2. The border or limit so indicated.
      1. A line that forms the boundary of an area; a perimeter.
      2. The outside surface of an object.
      3. The area along a boundary; the margin.
      1. A closed line bounding a plane area.
      2. The length of such a line.
      3. The outer limits of an area.

Synonym Study

  • Compass refers literally to an area within specific limits but is often used figuratively the compass of the city, the compass of freedom
  • Circuit can also denote a line bounding an area, but now usually refers to a course or journey around a periphery the moon's circuit of the earth
  • Periphery , in its literal sense identical with perimeter , is more frequently used of the edge of a physical object or in an extended metaphoric sense the periphery of understanding
  • Perimeter extends the meaning to a line bounding any area or figure, as a triangle, square, or polygon
  • Circumference refers to the line bounding a circle or any approximately circular or elliptical area