Circumferential to Circumstantially
(Cir*cum`fer*en"tial) a. [LL. circumferentialis.] Pertaining to the circumference; encompassing; encircling; circuitous.
(Cir*cum`fer*en"tial*ly) adv. So as to surround or encircle.
(Cir*cum`fer*en"tor) n. [See Circumfer.]
1. A surveying instrument, for taking horizontal angles and bearings; a surveyor's compass. It consists of
a compass whose needle plays over a circle graduated to 360°, and of a horizontal brass bar at the ends
of which are standards with narrow slits for sighting, supported on a tripod by a ball and socket joint.
2. A graduated wheel for measuring tires; a tire circle.
(Cir"cum*flant) a. [L. circumflans, p. pr. of circumflare.] Blowing around. [Obs.] Evelyn.
(Cir"cum*flect) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Circumflected; p. pr. & vb. n. Circumflecting.] [L.
circumflectere. See Circumflex.]
1. To bend around.
2. To mark with the circumflex accent, as a vowel. [R.]
(Cir`cum*flec"tion) n. See Circumflexion.
(Cir"cum*flex) n. [L. circumflexus a bending round, fr. circumflectere, circumflexum, to
bend or turn about; circum + flectere to bend. See Flexible.]
1. A wave of the voice embracing both a rise and fall or a fall and a rise on the same a syllable. Walker.
2. A character, or accent, denoting in Greek a rise and of the voice on the same long syllable, marked
thus [~ or ]; and in Latin and some other languages, denoting a long and contracted syllable, marked [ or
^]. See Accent, n., 2.
(Cir"cum*flex), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Circumflexed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Circumflexing ] To mark
or pronounce with a circumflex. Walker.
(Cir"cum*flex), a. [Cf. L. circumflexus, p. p.]
1. Moving or turning round; circuitous. [R.] Swift.
2. (Anat.) Curved circularly; applied to several arteries of the hip and thigh, to arteries, veins, and a
nerve of the shoulder, and to other parts.
1. The act of bending, or causing to assume a curved form.
2. A winding about; a turning; a circuity; a fold.
(Cir*cum"flu*ence) n. A flowing round on all sides; an inclosing with a fluid.
(Cir*cum"flu*ent Cir*cum"flu*ous) a. [L. circumfluere, p. pr. of circumfluere; circum +
fluere to flow; also L. circumfluus.] Flowing round; surrounding in the manner of a fluid. "The deep,
circumfluent waves." Pope.