Definition of Circumscription

1. Noun. The act of circumscribing.

Generic synonyms: Confinement, Restriction
Derivative terms: Circumscribe, Circumscribe, Circumscribe



Definition of Circumscription

1. n. An inscription written around anything.

Definition of Circumscription

1. Noun. the act of circumscribing or the quality of being circumscribed ¹

2. Noun. anything that circumscribes or a circumscribed area ¹

3. Noun. (taxonomy) the definition of what does and does not belong to a given taxon, from a particular taxonomic viewpoint or taxonomic system. ¹

4. Noun. An electoral district; used often in texts treating electoral systems in Romance countries. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Circumscription

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Circumscription

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circumscissile
circumscribable
circumscribe
circumscribed
circumscribed breast lesions
circumscribed craniomalacia
circumscribed peritonitis
circumscribed pyocephalus
circumscriber
circumscribers
circumscribes
circumscribing
circumscript
circumscriptible
circumscription (current term)
circumscriptions
circumscriptive
circumscriptively
circumscriptly
circumscriptus
circumsecondary
circumsolar
circumspatial
circumspect
circumspection
circumspections
circumspective
circumspectively
circumspectly

Literary usage of Circumscription

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Let us see how, according to Chagnon, social circumscription has operated among the Yanomamö. The notion of resource concentration also helps to explain the ..."

2. The history of philosophy from Thales to Comte by George Henry Lewes (1880)
"Development of Ethics consequent on the Socratic circumscription of the aims of Philosophy. ... circumscription ..."

3. Lectures on the Diseases of the Nervous System: Delivered at La Salpêtrière by Jean Martin Charcot (1877)
"Criticism. German nomenclature of different parts of the encephalon. Its advantages as regards the circumscription of lesions. ..."

4. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by David Shephard Garland, John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie (1890)
"LIMIT, most obviously and normally, designates a bound ; a restraint ; a circumscription ; a boundary.1 that which preceded. It may be that their opinion ..."

5. Elementary Geometry: Plane by James McMahon (1903)
"INSCRIPTION AND circumscription 98. Definitions. If all the sides of a polygon touch a circle lying within the polygon, then the circle is said to he ..."

6. Anatomical Technology as Applied to the Domestic Cat: An Introduction to by Burt Green Wilder, Simon Henry Gage (1882)
"Complete circumscription of tlie Cavities. — First in 1876 (Wilder, 4 ; 9, 136), and frequently since, we have made upon the cat's brain experiments (by ..."

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