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. circular saw a power saw with a rapidly rotating toothed disc. circularity n. circularly adv.

[ ME f. AF circuler, OF circulier, cerclier f. LL circularis f. L circulus CIRCLE ]

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