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circumscribe

verb uk   /ˈsɜː.kəm.skraɪb/ us    /ˈsɝː-/
[T often passive] formal to limit something: Their movements have been severely circumscribed since the laws came into effect. There followed a series of tightly circumscribed visits to military installations. [T] specialized mathematics If you circumscribe a triangle, square, etc., you draw a circle that surrounds it and touches each of its corners.
Translations of “circumscribe”
in Chinese (Traditional) 控制, 限制, 抑制…
in Chinese (Simplified) 控制, 限制, 抑制…
(Definition of circumscribe from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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