Meaning of CIRCULAR in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ sɜ:(r)kjʊlə(r) ]

( circulars)


Something that is circular is shaped like a circle.

...a circular hole twelve feet wide and two feet deep...

Place your hands on your shoulders and move your elbows up, back, and down, in a circular motion.

ADJ : usu ADJ n

see also semi-circular


A circular journey or route is one in which you go to a place and return by a different route.

Both sides of the river can be explored on this circular walk.

ADJ : usu ADJ n


A circular argument or theory is not valid because it uses a statement to prove something which is then used to prove the statement.



A circular is an official letter or advertisement that is sent to a large number of people at the same time.

The proposal has been widely publicised in BBC-TV press information circulars sent to 1,800 newspapers.


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