non·​cir·​cu·​lar ˌnän-ˈsər-kyə-lər How to pronounce noncircular (audio)
: not having the form of a circle : not circular
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Examples of noncircular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This can happen if the orbit is a bit noncircular or if the same side of the planet doesn’t always face the star. Ramin Skibba, Discover Magazine, 1 Mar. 2019 For there is no noncircular logic that ordains the newsworthiness of the president’s tweets. Greg Jackson, Harper's magazine, 6 Jan. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noncircular was in 1863

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Cite this Entry

“Noncircular.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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