Meaning of CIRCULAR in English

CIRCULAR

[cir.cu.lar] adj [ME circuler, fr. MF, fr. LL circularis, fr. L circulus circle] (15c) 1 a: having the form of a circle: round b: moving in or describing a circle or spiral

2. a: of or relating to a circle or its mathematical properties "a ~ arc" b: having a circular base or bases "a ~ cylinder"

3: circuitous, indirect

4: marked by or moving in a cycle

5: being or involving reasoning that uses in the argument or proof a conclusion to be proved or one of its unproved consequences

6: intended for circulation -- cir.cu.lar.i.ty n -- cir.cu.lar.ly adv -- cir.cu.lar.ness n

[2]circular n (1789): a paper (as a leaflet) intended for wide distribution

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