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Meaning of circular

cir•cu•lar

Pronunciation: (sûr'kyu-lur), [key]
— 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. 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.
—n.
  1. a letter, advertisement, notice, or statement for circulation among the general public.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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