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Main Entry: 1cir·cle
Pronunciation: primarystresssschwar-kschwal
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English cercle "circle," from early French cercle (same meaning), derived from Latin circus "circle, ring, arena"
1 a : 1RING 3 b : a line segment that is curved so that its ends meet and every point on the line is equally far away from a single point inside c : the flat surface enclosed by a circle
2 : something in the form of a circle <a traffic circle>
3 : 1CYCLE 2a, round <the wheel had come full circle>
4 : a group of people sharing a common interest <our circle of friends>
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