circumference circumference  /sər ˈkəmf rəns/


  1. (n) the size of something as given by the distance around it
  2. (n) the boundary line encompassing an area or object
  3. (n) the length of the closed curve of a circle


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  1. Mon refugee serves as leader, example for Navy JROTC cadets

    When he was a small boy, Tala Done was stumbling determinedly about in an orange robe, his head shaved, undergoing a Buddhist monk ceremony. He staggered under the weight and circumference of a black alms bowl in the village of Hangan, Burma, while an adult Buddhist monk followed after him, making sure he didn’t fall over.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Stars and Stripes

  2. Jimmy Choo Diva Sandals – Sharon Stone

    Shoebunny spotted Sharon Stone in Jimmy Choo sandals . This style is called “Diva” and is from the current Jimmy Choo spring/summer 2013 collection. The sandals feature suede upper, cutout cage upper with faceted crystals, ankle cuff with 10 1/2? circumference and back zip for ease of dress, a 1/2? doubled platform, peep-toe, padded leather footbed, leather outsole, and a 4.8? heel. They are ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: StyleBistro

  3. Plywood or OSB (Oriented Strand Board)

    Which is better in a home………. Plywood is made by cutting thin layers of a tree all the way around its circumference. These boards are then laminated together using a hot press (basically a giant iron that fuses wood and glue together under heat).
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Bangor Daily News


  1. The selection by Hecataeus, cited in Against Apion, describes the city as follows: "The Jews have ...... only one fortified city, which has a circumference of about fifty stades and some hundred and twenty thousand inhabitants; they call it...
    on Nov 23, 2008 By: Hecataeus Source: Aish

  2. "Over a typical runway season, the same models appear so often on different runways that it is easy to become immune to how shockingly thin they are. After a while, it seems normal that a model's thighs are the same circumference as a 12-year-old's...
    on Dec 11, 2006 By: Robin Givhan Source: New York Post

  3. "Waist circumference is meant to measure the fat under the skin and around the organs," said Dr. Cook. "We know that is particularly detrimental, so it's concerning because we saw it increase more than regular measures of obesity in the same...
    on Nov 6, 2006 By: Stephen Cook Source: Ivanhoe

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