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circle a closed curve made up of points that are all the same distance from a fixed center point. [5 definitions]
circuit a line or route around an area. [4 definitions]
circuit breaker a switch or other device that automatically breaks an electric circuit when too much electricity flows through it.
circular having the shape of a circle; round. [3 definitions]
circulate to move or flow along a closed path or system. [2 definitions]
circulation the movement or passage of something, such as money or news, from person to person or place to place. [3 definitions]
circulatory of or pertaining to the circulatory system, the system of bodily organs, including the heart, arteries, and veins, that send blood and lymph throughout the body and return it to the heart.
circulatory system a system in the body made up of the heart, blood vessels, blood, and lymph vessels that carries blood and lymph around the body.
circumference the line that forms the outside edge of a circle or other round figure or area. [2 definitions]
circumstance a condition or fact connected with or having an effect on an event or situation. [3 definitions]
circus a traveling show with clowns, acrobats, and other acts. Some circuses have trained animals also. [2 definitions]
cirrus a type of cloud that usually appears in the form of strings or threads.
cite to use the words of someone else; quote.
citizen a person who is a member of a country either because of being born there or being declared a member by law. [2 definitions]
citizenship the state of being a citizen. [2 definitions]
citrus a type of tree grown for their juicy fruit, such as the orange, lemon, and grapefruit. [2 definitions]
city a large and important town where many people live and work. [2 definitions]
civic of or having to do with a city. [2 definitions]
civics the study of the rights and duties of citizens in relation to how the government works.
civil having to do with citizens or the general population. [3 definitions]
civilian a person who is not serving in the armed forces or the police. [2 definitions]