Circular vs Circlelike - What's the difference?

circular | circlelike |

As adjectives the difference between circular and circlelike

is that circular is of or relating to a circle while circlelike is shaped like a circle, round, circular.

As a noun circular

is a printed advertisement, directive, or notice intended for mass distribution; a flyer.




(en adjective)
  • Of or relating to a circle.
  • In the shape of, or moving in a circle.
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  • Circuitous or roundabout.
  • Referring back to itself, so as to prevent computation or comprehension; infinitely recursive.
  • circular reasoning
    Your dictionary defines "brave" as "courageous", and "courageous" as "brave". That's a circular definition.
    a circular formula in a spreadsheet
  • Distributed to a large number of persons.
  • * Hallam
  • a proclamation of Henry III., doubtless circular throughout England
  • (obsolete) Perfect; complete.
  • * Massinger
  • A man so absolute and circular / In all those wished-for rarities that may take / A virgin captive.
  • (archaic) Adhering to a fixed circle of legends; cyclic; hence, mean; inferior.
  • * Dennis
  • Had Virgil been a circular poet, and closely adhered to history, how could the Romans have had Dido?

    Derived terms

    * circular file * circularity * circular saw


    (en noun)
  • A printed advertisement, directive, or notice intended for mass distribution; a flyer
  • In administration, a circular letter
  • (dated) A sleeveless cloak, cut in circular form.
  • See also

    * advertisement * booklet * brochure * catalogue, catalog * flier, flyer * handbill, hand bill * junk mail * leaflet * pamphlet ----




    (en adjective)
  • Shaped like a circle, round, circular.