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  1. present participle and gerund of circle


circling (countable and uncountable, plural circlings)

  1. A circular motion.
  2. (uncountable) The practice of sitting in a circle and taking turns to speak about one's emotions or experiences while the others listen, intended to be therapeutic or to strengthen relations within the group.
    • 1996, Bonnie J. Leadbeater, Niobe Way, Urban Girls: Resisting Stereotypes, Creating Identities, page 129:
      The mentoring curriculum included feminist strategies designed to facilitate egalitarian relationships in the groups, including circling, where each person takes a turn to speak while others in the group listen in situations involving decision making or conflict, []