WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
cir•cu•lar /ˈsɝkyəlɚ/USA pronunciation adj.  having the form of a circle; round:A bright, circular object suddenly appeared in the sky. [usually: before a noun] of or relating to a circle:the circular diameter. moving in or forming a circle or a circuit:a circular path. Philosophyattempting to prove a conclusion by using a statement that depends on the conclusion:a circular argument. [before a noun](of a letter, etc.) intended for general circulation.
n. [countable] a letter or notice intended for the public or for anyone to see:She posted the circular on the bulletin board. cir•cu•lar•i•ty/ˌsɝkyəˈlærɪti/USA pronunciationn. [uncountable]

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circular /ˈsɜːkjʊlə/ adj
  1. of, involving, resembling, or shaped like a circle
  2. circuitous
  3. (of arguments) futile because the truth of the premises cannot be established independently of the conclusion
  4. travelling or occurring in a cycle
  5. (of letters, announcements, etc) intended for general distribution
  1. a printed or duplicated advertisement or notice for mass distribution

circularity /ˌsɜːkjʊˈlærɪtɪ/, ˈcircularness n ˈcircularly adv

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