circuity

circuity
circuity [sər kyo͞o′ə tē]
n.
pl. circuities [OFr circuité < L circuitus]
the quality or state of being circuitous; devious procedure; indirection

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  • circuity — /seuhr kyooh i tee/, n., pl. circuities. circuitous quality or roundabout character. [1535 45; CIRCUIT + Y3] * * * …   Universalium

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