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circular measure

noun
1.
a measurement system for circles: 1 circle = 360 degrees (4 quadrants); 1 quadrant = 90 degrees; 1 degree = 60 minutes; 1 minute = 60 seconds.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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British Dictionary definitions for circular measure

circular measure

noun
1.
the measurement of an angle in radians
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