Definition of roundwise

: in a circular form or manner

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First Known Use of roundwise

1577, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for roundwise

round entry 2 + -wise

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“Roundwise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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