Definition of circumambulatory in US English:

circumambulatory

adjective

formal
  • See circumambulate

    • ‘The outer circumambulatory path leads one to the Ambal shrine.’
    • ‘Taller rectangular slabs were used to fence off circumambulatory paths surrounding the stupa.’
    • ‘In the temple are circumambulatory vaulted corridors.’
    • ‘Each of the second and first terraces has nothing but a circumambulatory passage.’
    • ‘The roof is supported by richly craved wooden posts which form a circumambulatory path round the sanctum.’

Pronunciation

circumambulatory

/-ˈambyələˌtôrē/