Meaning of circumferential

cir•cum•fer•en•tial

Pronunciation: (sur-kum"fu-ren'shul), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, at, or near the circumference; surrounding; lying along the outskirts.
  2. lying within the circumference.
  3. circuitous; indirect: a circumferential manner of speech.
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