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1570s, from Latin circumductionem (nominative circumductio), noun of action from past participle stem of circumducere "to lead around, move or drive around," from circum "around" (see circum-) + ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)). Related: Circumduce.
circumduction cir·cum·duc·tion (sûr'kəm-dŭk'shən)n. Movement of a part in a circular direction.