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circumferential adj : lying around or just outside the edges or outskirts; "circumferential highways around cities" n : a road that takes traffic around the edge of a town [syn: bypass, ring road]

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  • a UK /ˈsɜː(ɹ).kʌmf.ə(ɹ).ɛn.ʃəl/ /"s3:(r).kVmf.@(r).En.S@l/


  1. of or pertaining to a circumference
  2. circuitous, indirect or roundabout

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