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cir·cum·fer·ence (c),

(ser-kŭm'fer-ens), [TA]
The outer boundary, especially of a circular area.
Synonym(s): circumferentia [TA]
[L. circumferentia, a bearing around]

circumference

[surkum′fərens]
Etymology: L, circum, around, ferre, to bear
1 the perimeter or periphery of a circle.
2 a circular plane surface of a joint.

cir·cum·fer·ence

(c) (sĭr-kŭm'fĕr-ĕns) [TA]
The outer boundary, especially of a circular area.
Synonym(s): circumferentia [TA] .
[L. circumferentia, a bearing around]

circumference

(sĭr-kŭm′fĕ-rĕns) [L. circumferentia]
The perimeter of an object or body.
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This seemed rather serious news, for our position on the top of the mountain, which measured a mile and a half in circumference, being an extended one, it was important to us to concentrate our comparatively small defending force as much as possible.
The circumference of Copernicus formed almost a perfect circle, and its steep escarpments were clearly defined.
There is no outside, no inclosing wall, no circumference to us.
I estimated its circumference at twenty-five miles, its width as varying from two to five miles; while my most conservative calculation placed on its beaches two hundred thousand seals.
They [students] name the features of circles and calculate the areas and circumferences of circles".
Analogy of obtained results showed that the swimmers' arm circumferences are similar to non-athletes' ones, and the ankle circumference comply with body weight pattern.
Washington, March 13 ( ANI ): A new study has found that a healthy body mass index is not enough to save people with large waist circumferences from untimely death resulting from various diseases including heart disease, respiratory problems, and cancer.
In addition, unaffected co-twins could represent "an intermediate phenotype between affected individuals whose head circumferences correlate negatively and truly unaffected and unrelated individuals whose head circumferences correlate positively with IQ.
All women were subjected to the scan by the respective raters during which bi-parietal diameter, femur length and abdominal and head circumferences of the foetus were measured.
We were noticing that we had a larger-than-expected number of children labeled as having large and rapidly growing head circumferences," Daymont said.
Shorter penile lengths with smaller circumferences were predictive of condoms feeling too loose (p=0.
The latest study clearly demonstrated that TriPollar RF technology provides beneficial effects on the reduction of abdomen and thigh circumferences and an overall improvement in the appearance of cellulite.