circular word

circular word

[¦sər·kyə·lər ′wərd]
(mathematics)
A sequence of elements arranged clockwise around a circle.
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One variety of this circular word order consists of a pattern in which a sentence constituent may serve as either the beginning or end of a sentence.
We present here a generalization of continuant polynomials that arise naturally when considering circular words. We use these polynomials for solving the recurrence relation counting occurrences of the letter 1 in standard words.
We consider circular words over these variables viewed as letters, and a replacement operation that we call condensation which replaces a factor [x.sub.i][x.sub.i+1] of variables with consecutive indexes by 1.