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cir·cu·lar

circular

 
 
pronunciation:
suhr ky lr
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having the shape of a circle; round.
The circular holes in the ground were made by moles.
synonyms:
curved, round
similar words:
spiral
definition 2: moving in the form of a circle.
The bird flew in a circular path.
similar words:
looping, orbiting, rotary
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a piece of printed matter, usually an advertisement, sent or given to many people.
synonyms:
flier, leaflet
similar words:
advertisement, announcement, handout, notice
derivations: circularly (adv.), circularity (n.)
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The word circular contains the following parts:
circu-, circum- Latin prefix that means around
-ar1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means of, pertaining to, or resembling
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The suffix -ar1attaches to bound Latinate bases to form adjectives. Most adjectives ending in -ar1 combine with the suffix -ity to form nouns ending in -arity. -ar1 is a variant of -al2, -ial that for phonological reasons occurs with bases ending in 'l'.