• WordNet 3.6
    • v circularize make circular
    • v circularize cause to become widely known "spread information","circulate a rumor","broadcast the news"
    • v circularize distribute circulars to
    • v circularize canvass by using a questionnaire
    • v circularize canvass by distributing letters
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Double Circular-Saw and Carriage Double Circular-Saw and Carriage
Showing arches and circular window Showing arches and circular window
Circular saw Circular saw
Circular saw cutting armour plate Circular saw cutting armour plate

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yorewhen the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on theground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
    • circularize To make circular.
    • circularize To bring to the notice or attention of by means of circulars; send circulars to (possible patrons) by way of advertisement: as, to circularize the clergy; to circularize investors.
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  • William Zinsser
    William Zinsser
    “Clutter is the disease of American writing. We are a society strangling in unnecessary words, circular constructions, pompous frills and meaningless jargon.”


In literature:

At the third they wanted a boy to distribute circulars.
"The Young Bridge-Tender" by Arthur M. Winfield
The buildings are about 20 feet square and several are surrounded by circular walls.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
Not a car in the whole circular panorama of sky; no sign of vessel on the water; no towns on the land.
"Tarrano the Conqueror" by Raymond King Cummings
The small circular bases, resting on great square plinths, are also common to both.
"Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys" by Dugald Butler and Herbert Story
It was a circular, printed in small, open-faced, capital type on plain white paper, and unsigned.
"Mary Louise and the Liberty Girls" by Edith Van Dyne (AKA L. Frank Baum)
The narrower the circular pallet is made, the nearer to the tangent will the unlocking be performed.
"An Analysis of the Lever Escapement" by H. R. Playtner
Order on trial, address for circular and location of Western and Southern Storehouses and Agents.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 3, January 19, 1884." by Various
This was evidently a room in one of the circular towers.
"A Master of Mysteries" by L. T. Meade
A plain circular line, like Fig.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
The phrases, however, may have reference merely to the circular disposition of the benches about the stage.
"Shakespearean Playhouses" by Joseph Quincy Adams
Bordman had called it a circular problem, but he hadn't seen its true circularity.
"Sand Doom" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Then could be observed a circular group of huge rocks, pear-shaped, with sharp points upward.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The whole property was irregularly circular, perhaps a mile in diameter covering the almost flat dome of the hilltop.
"Beyond the Vanishing Point" by Raymond King Cummings
North of this there is a circular mound of ruins, probably of a circular building like that of Mayapan.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I." by John L. Stephens
The drummer sat before two foot-high drums, each nestled in a circular roll of fabric.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
A dark face was visible in a circular window of one of the tower rooms.
"Whispering Walls" by Mildred A. Wirt
When the bar is a circular cylinder the problem is easy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 2" by Various
Head of Washington, 3/4 face to the right, on a colorless circular disk, 161/2 mm.
"History of the Postage Stamps of the United States of America" by John Kerr Tiffany
A large circular portico, sustained by six Ionic columns, fronts the main entrance.
"Peculiarities of American Cities" by Willard Glazier
With this object Linz was surrounded with a belt of circular towers spaced about 600 yds.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 6" by Various

In poetry:

Or until they swerved
In a swift, circular line
To the left,
Because of the firecat.
"Earthy Anecdote" by Wallace Stevens
The sky-like limpid eyes,
The circular infant's face,
The stiffness from spats to collar
Never relaxing into grace;
"Brennbaum" by Ezra Pound
Wherever they went,
They went clattering,
Until they swerved
In a swift, circular line
To the right,
Because of the firecat.
"Earthy Anecdote" by Wallace Stevens
Here's a dandified gentleman,
Rapier at point,
And a wrist which whirls round
Like a circular joint.
A spatter of blood, man!
That's just to anoint
"The Foreigner" by Amy Lowell
Between going and staying
the day wavers,
in love with its own transparency.
The circular afternoon is now a bay
where the world in stillness rocks.
"Between going and coming..." by Octavio Paz
The semi-circular and lunar bay
Where the grey stone fall to untidily
The grey volcanic waves: no man, no tree,
Break the cold greenness of the bitten lea-
The scene the orator of memory
Already knew: forbore till now to say.
"The Bay" by Roy Fuller

In news:

Kason's Model K72-1K-SS Vibroscreen screener discharges oversize particles 360° around the periphery of an "External Kascade" circular screening deck.
Overseas Passenger Terminal, West Circular Quay .
Perched high above Circular Quay , this elegant fine-dining restaurant has some of the best mealtime views in the city: to one side is the Opera House.
The designer used them with emotional effect for summer 2012 but this time they were gleaming, globular decoration to fit the circular transparent plastic hats carried in the models' hands.
Surreal film clips lighted up a circular screen.
The auction will include the sale of a complete band sawmill , circular sawmill , and planer operation.
Portable sawmills fall into three general categories: chainsaw mills, circular sawmills and band sawmills .
At one time, all sawmills used circular blades.
Circular sawmills tend to be transportable, but not portable.
We nave a circular drive to our house.
Bettcher Industries, Inc offers the new AutoEdge Automatic Blade Sharpener for accurate and cost effective sharpening of circular blades.
Press your tongue against the roof of your mouth and press two fingers between eyebrows in a circular motion.
The company cracked down on leaks of its holiday circular.
Chirascan™-plus automated circular dichroism (ACD) spectrometer enables analysis combining simultaneous circular dichroism, absorbance, and fluorescence detection.
Press four fingers against the temporal muscle and move them back and forth, up and down or in a circular motion.

In science:

In this fashion, Baumgarte proceeds to generate a sequence of circular orbits, terminating at the innermost stable circular orbit.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
Because of the circularizing nature on the orbits of gravitational radiation , the sequence of circular quasi-equilibrium orbits is a reasonable estimate to reality.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
Figure 5.1 is one example of the curves generated by this procedure, with the location of the circular orbits denoted by the dashed curve, with diamonds representing the locations of the circular orbits for particular values of J .
Variational Principles in General Relativity
The sequence of circular orbits terminates at J = 2.936m2 , the innermost stable circular orbit.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
In this figure, the the line representing the sequence of circular orbits terminates at a value of J = 3.00m2 only for illustrative purposes—it is not the location of the innermost stable circular orbit.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
In this very fashion, the angular frequency can be determined for all circular orbits, up to and including the innermost stable circular orbit.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
Such circular velocity curve fitting would yield a scaling factor of about 25 for NGC 2915 (neglecting the stellar component, which is safe here), but as can be seen from Fig. 16 it would poorly reproduce the total circular velocity.
On the Spiral Structure of NGC 2915 and Dark Matter
Flux of electrons and photons (full line) and electrons (dashed line) within circular sectors around the setup axis as a function of the distance to the target for several radii of the circular sectors.
Intense Source of Slow Positrons
For presumably, both endurantist and perdurantist want rotation to involve, as a matter of conceptual analysis (not just scientific law), an ob ject’s (the disc’s) persisting parts having circular (or approximately circular) orbits in space (on some appropriate account of “space”—cf.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
For coded-mask experiments with a circular aperture it is possible to construct GRFs with azimuthal symmetry, in the same way as hexagonal uniformaly redundant arrays (HURA) are an adaptation of the URA patterns to circular apertures (Finger & Prince 1985).
Coded mask imaging of extended sources with Gaussian random fields
Take a “perturbed” Keplerian orbit which may be slightly not circular, or slightly off equatorial plane, and has the same angular momentum as the original circular orbit L = L0 , but with a slightly larger energy E = E0 + δE .
Epicyclic frequencies derived from the effective potential: simple and practical formulae
Because circular orbits occur at extrema of the effective potential, the Taylor expansion of Ueff near a circular orbit starts from the second-order term, ∂ r2 ! δr2 , δUeff = ∂ θ2 ! δθ2 .
Epicyclic frequencies derived from the effective potential: simple and practical formulae
PSF, Symmetry, and Position Angle Coverage The Point Spread Function (PSF) is circular only for a circular pupil and mask form.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
We introduce the notion of a non-crossing circular half-permutation. A non-crossing circular half-permutation on [m] is a non-crossing permutation π of [m] together with a selection of blocks of π that satisfy a condition described below.
Orthogonal Polynomials and Fluctuations of Random Matrices
Let us denote be NCC (n) the collection of non-crossing circular halfpermutations on [n] and NCC (n)k the collection of non-crossing circular half-permutations on [n] with k open blocks.
Orthogonal Polynomials and Fluctuations of Random Matrices