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Definition of Circular

Circular

  1. In the form of, or bounded by, a circle; round.
  2. repeating itself; ending in itself; reverting to the point of beginning; hence, illogical; inconclusive; as, circular reasoning.
  3. Adhering to a fixed circle of legends; cyclic; hence, mean; inferior. See Cyclic poets, under Cyclic.
  4. Addressed to a circle, or to a number of persons having a common interest; circulated, or intended for circulation; as, a circular letter.
  5. Perfect; complete.
  6. A circular letter, or paper, usually printed, copies of which are addressed or given to various persons; as, a business circular.
  7. A sleeveless cloak, cut in circular form.

Circular Quotations

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.
Saint Augustine

Each new generation is reared by its predecessor; the latter must therefore improve in order to improve its successor. The movement is circular.
Emile Durkheim

My neighbor has a circular driveway... he can't get out.
Steven Wright

It's quite complicated and sounds circular, but we've worked out a way of calculate a Web site's importance.
Larry Page

I shall now recall to mind that the motion of the heavenly bodies is circular, since the motion appropriate to a sphere is rotation in a circle.
Nicolaus Copernicus
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Circular Translations

circular in Dutch is rondschrijven, circulaire
circular in French is circulaire, cyclo
circular in Italian is rotondo, sferico
circular in Spanish is rotundo