Meaning of “circumscribe” in the English Dictionary


"circumscribe" in English

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uk /ˈsɜː.kəm.skraɪb/ us /ˈsɝː.kəm.skraɪb/

[ 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.

(Definition of “circumscribe” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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