Meaning of CIRCULAR in English

— circularity, circularness , n. — circularly , adv.

/serr"kyeuh leuhr/ , adj.

1. having the form of a circle; round: a circular tower.

2. of or pertaining to a circle: a circular plane.

3. moving in or forming a circle or a circuit: the circular rotation of the earth.

4. moving or occurring in a cycle or round: the circular succession of the seasons.

5. roundabout; indirect; circuitous: a circular route.

6. Logic. of or pertaining to reasoning in which the conclusion is ostensibly proved, but in actuality it or its equivalent has been assumed as a premise.

7. pertaining to a circle or set of persons.

8. (of a letter, memorandum, etc.) addressed to a number of persons or intended for general circulation.


9. a letter, advertisement, notice, or statement for circulation among the general public.

[ 1375-1425; late ME circularis, equiv. to circul ( us ) CIRCLE + -aris -AR 1 ]

Syn. 9. handbill, flier, leaflet.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .