Definition of 'circular'
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They fly at a steady speed and keep strictly to the same circular course. Times, Sunday Times (2017)They are saying that the country is on a circular track and has been since this century began. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Move the brush in a circular motion around your teeth rather than scrubbing them, which can damage your gums. The Sun (2016)Using your fingertips, move around the hairline in small, circular motions. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We make for the pedal train that goes round the circular track. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The game consists chiefly of vacuous and circular argument. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Work the product in using circular motions. The Sun (2014)It now hangs over a central circular table where keys are thrown and post mounts up. Times, Sunday Times (2007)With a circular hole this is impossible. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Or gently massage your forehead with circular movements. The Sun (2014)Rarely has an argument been more circular. Times, Sunday Times (2014)When cleaning the back teeth use circular motions on their flat surfaces. Bad Breath (1994)He sat with half a dozen pals around a circular table on the upper floor. The Sun (2009)Massage with small circular movements for two to three minutes. The Natural Beauty Book - cruelty-free cosmetics to make at home (1991)The argument that the creative industries require subsidies because they contribute to the economy is a circular one. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There is no way a worker can accidentally drop the cover through a circular hole in the road. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It consists of a large circular metal or plastic dish which reflects sound onto a microphone mounted in the centre. Corporate Cloak and Dagger (1994)You can follow one of the mostly flat and circular cycling routes provided in pouches that clip on the handlebars. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There are three circular walks to choose from, all suitable for a range of abilities. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There are two large circular windows with a brick edging positioned on either side of the room which flood the space with light. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You can add beach time before or after this circular route from Galle. Times, Sunday Times (2015)To some extent, this is a circular argument. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A magnetic disk or drum uses circular tracks for storing data. Computers Basic Facts (1983)This cosmic life was imagined in the form of a circular course; it was identified with the year. Sociology and Religion: A Collection of Readings (1995)Head north from here on a rollercoaster circular route, and make sure your camera batteries are fully charged. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In its new position, it has stunning views and four circular rooms stacked one on top of the other. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Outside, you can explore a fragrant herb garden, orchards and lawns or take a circular walk through the parkland. The Sun (2011)It would also be easier to do if there was a straight, not circular, course and a prevailing wind. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'circular'
British English: circular /ˈsɜːkjʊlə/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is circular is shaped like a circle.
...a circular hole twelve feet wide.
- American English: circular
- Arabic: دَائِريّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: circular
- Chinese: 圆形的
- Croatian: kružni
- Czech: kruhový
- Danish: cirkelformet
- Dutch: rond
- European Spanish: circular
- Finnish: kiertävä
- French: circulaire
- German: rund
- Greek: κυκλικός
- Italian: circolare
- Japanese: 円形の
- Korean: 원형의
- Norwegian: sirkelformet
- Polish: kołowy
- European Portuguese: circular
- Romanian: circular
- Russian: круглый
- Spanish: circular
- Swedish: cirkulär
- Thai: ที่เป็นวงกลม
- Turkish: dairesel
- Ukrainian: круглий
- Vietnamese: tròn
British English: circular NOUN
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.
Definition of circular from the Collins English Dictionary
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