circuity

noun
cir·cu·i·ty | \(ˌ)sər-ˈkyü-ə-tē \
plural circuities

Definition of circuity 

: lack of straightforwardness : indirection

First Known Use of circuity

circa 1626, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for circuity

circuitous

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