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circumscribeverb

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 ​militaryinstallations. [T] specialized mathematics If you circumscribe a ​triangle, ​square, etc., you ​draw a ​circle that ​surrounds it and ​touches each of ​itscorners.
(Definition of circumscribe from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “circumscribe”
in Chinese (Simplified) 控制, 限制, 抑制…
in Chinese (Traditional) 控制, 限制, 抑制…
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