Circumference vs Semicircumference - What's the difference?

circumference | semicircumference |


As nouns the difference between circumference and semicircumference

is that circumference is (geometry) the line that bounds a circle or other two-dimensional figure while semicircumference is one half of the circumference of a circle.

As a verb circumference

is (obsolete|transitive) to include in a circular space; to bound.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

circumference

Noun

(en noun)
  • (geometry) The line that bounds a circle or other two-dimensional figure
  • (geometry) The length of such a line
  • (obsolete) The surface of a round or spherical object
  • Synonyms

    * (distance measured around any object ): girth * (distance measured around a race track ): lap

    Verb

    (circumferenc)
  • (obsolete) To include in a circular space; to bound.
  • (Sir Thomas Browne)

    semicircumference

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One half of the circumference of a circle