circularity

(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Circular shape
Nouns
1. circularity, roundness; sphericity, rotundity.
2. circle, circlet, circumference, ring, areola, hoop, annulus, annulet, bracelet, armlet, ringlet; eye, grommet, loop; wheel, round, rundle, trolley; orb, ball, sphere, globe (See rotundity); orbit (See circuit); zone, belt, cordon, band (See circumscription); wreath, garland; crown, corona, halo; coronet, diadem; chaplet, snood, necklace, collar, noose, lasso; napkin ring; meridian, equator, parallel, tropic, great circle. Slang, cock ring.
3. (rounded shape) ellipse, oval, ovoid, ellipsoid, spheroid, cycloid; epicycloid, epicycle; hemisphere, semicircle, arc; quadrant, sextant, sector, segment.
Verbs — circle, surround; enclose, encompass; rotate, revolve (See rotation).
Adjectives — circular, round, rounded, annular, coronary; oval, ovate; elliptical, egg-shaped; rotund, spherical (See rotundity).
Phrases — the nature of God is a circle of which the centre is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere.
Antonyms, See angularity.

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