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Webster

English Word:

circumscription


English Pronunciation:

cir•cum•scrip•tion


Noun:


⇨Etymology

(Latin) circumscriptio. See Circumscribe.


⇨Definition

1. An inscription written around anything. [Rare] Ashmole.

2. The exterior line which determines the form or magnitude of a body; outline; periphery. Ray.

3. The act of limiting, or the state of being limited, by conditions or restraints; bound; confinement; limit. The circumscriptions of terrestrial nature. Johnson. I would not my unhoused, free condition Put into circumscription and confine. (Shakespeare)



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Wiktionary

Etymology:

Latin circumscrīptiō.


Noun:

circumscription (plural circumscriptions) the act of circumscribing or the quality of being circumscribed anything that circumscribes or a circumscribed area (taxonomy) the definition of what does and does not belong to a given taxon, from a particular taxonomic viewpoint or taxonomic system. The circumscription in the APG system of the family Malvaceae includes the former families Bombacaceae, Sterculiaceae and Tiliaceae. An electoral district; used often in texts treating electoral systems in Romance countries.


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