circumscribe
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈsɜː.kəm.skɹaɪb/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈsɝ.kəm.skɹaɪb/
Verb

circumscribe (circumscribes, present participle circumscribing; past and past participle circumscribed)

  1. To draw a line around; to encircle.
  2. To limit narrowly; to restrict.
  3. (geometry) To draw the smallest circle or higher-dimensional sphere that has (a polyhedron, polygon, etc.) in its interior.
Related terms
  • -scribe
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