Meaning of CIRCULAR in English

CIRCULAR

adj. & n.

--adj.

1. a having the form of a circle. b moving or taking place along a circle (circular tour).

2 Logic (of reasoning) depending on a vicious circle.

3 (of a letter or advertisement etc.) printed for distribution to a large number of people.

--n. a circular letter, leaflet, etc.

Phrases and idioms:

circular saw a power saw with a rapidly rotating toothed disc.

Derivatives:

circularity n. circularly adv.

Etymology: ME f. AF circuler, OF circulier, cerclier f. LL circularis f. L circulus CIRCLE

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.