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 for circumference
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Circumference \Cir*cum"fer*ence\, n. [L. circumferentia.]
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     1. The line that goes round or encompasses a circular figure;
        a periphery. --Millon.
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     2. A circle; anything circular.
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              His ponderous shield . . .
              Behind him cast. The broad circumference
              Hung on his shoulders like the moon.  --Milton.
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     3. The external surface of a sphere, or of any orbicular
        body.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Circumference \Cir*cum"fer*ence\, v. t.
     To include in a circular space; to bound. [Obs.] --Sir T.
     Browne.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  circumference
      n 1: the size of something as given by the distance around it
           [syn: circumference, perimeter]
      2: the boundary line encompassing an area or object; "he had
         walked the full circumference of his land"; "a danger to all
         races over the whole circumference of the globe" [syn:
         circumference, circuit]
      3: the length of the closed curve of a circle

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  93 Moby Thesaurus words for "circumference":
     O, ambit, annular muscle, annulus, areola, aureole, border,
     boundaries, boundary, bounds, bourns, chaplet, circle, circuit,
     circumscription, circus, closed circle, compass, confines,
     coordinates, corona, coronet, cortex, covering, crown, crust,
     cycle, diadem, discus, disk, edges, envelope, epidermis,
     eternal return, exterior, external, facade, face, facet,
     fairy ring, fringe, fringes, front, garland, glory, halo,
     integument, lasso, limitations, limits, lineaments, logical circle,
     loop, looplet, magic circle, marches, margin, metes,
     metes and bounds, noose, orbit, outer face, outer layer,
     outer side, outer skin, outline, outlines, outside, outskirts,
     pale, parameters, perimeter, periphery, radius, rim, rind, ring,
     rondelle, round, roundel, saucer, shell, skin, skirts, sphincter,
     superficies, superstratum, surface, top, verges, vicious circle,
     wheel, wreath
  
  

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