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Definition of Circumference


  1. The line that goes round or encompasses a circular figure; a periphery.
  2. A circle; anything circular.
  3. The external surface of a sphere, or of any orbicular body.
  4. To include in a circular space; to bound.

Circumference Quotations

The nature of God is a circle of which the center is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere.

We live on the circumference of a hollow circle. We draw the circumference, like spiders, out of ourselves: it is all criticism of criticism.
Laura Riding

One must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the center of opportunity.
Baltasar Gracian

Scientists are supposed to study animals in a totally objective fashion, similar to the way we inspect a rock or measure the circumference of a tree trunk. Emotions are not to interfere with the assessment. The animal-rights movement capitalizes on this perception, depicting scientists as devoid of compassion.
Frans de Waal

Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.
Blaise Pascal
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Circumference Translations

circumference in Danish is omfang
circumference in Italian is volume
circumference in Norwegian is periferi
circumference in Swedish is omkrets
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