Definition of 'circumference'
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The number defines the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Pi is a physical constant defined as the ratio of a circle 's circumference to its diameter. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They think there is a much better alternative to the equation, used to measure the circumference of a circle. The Sun (2011)The result is a lighter boot with narrower heels, a smaller ankle circumference and buckles that do not require the biceps of a superhero. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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British English: circumference NOUN
The circumference of a circle, place, or round object is the distance around its edge.
...a scientist calculating the Earth's circumference.
Definition of circumference from the Collins English Dictionary
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