circuity

noun
cir·​cu·​i·​ty | \ (ˌ)sər-ˈkyü-ə-tē How to pronounce circuity (audio) \
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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The first known use of circuity was circa 1626

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