AskDefine | Define circular

Dictionary Definition

circular adj
1 having a circular shape [syn: round] [ant: square]
3 marked by or moving in a circle [syn: rotary] n : an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution; "he mailed the circular to all subscribers" [syn: handbill, bill, broadside, broadsheet, flier, flyer, throwaway]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Of, or related to a circle
  2. in the shape of, or moving in a circle
  3. circuitous or roundabout
  4. defining one word in terms of another that is itself defined in terms of the first word
  5. distributed to a large number of persons

Derived terms

Related terms


related to a circle
in the shape of, or moving in a circle
circuitous or roundabout
circular definition
distributed to a large number of persons


notice for mass distribution
circular letter
  • Finnish: kiertokirje
  • French: circulaire
  • Ido: cirkulero

Extensive Definition

Circular may refer to:
  • Circle, or something in the shape of a circle
  • Flyer (pamphlet), a single page leaflet advertising a nightclub, event, service, or other activity
  • Circular reasoning, also known as Begging the question.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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