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circumscription


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Circumscription  \Cir`cum*scrip"tion\,  n.  [L.  circumscriptio.  See 
  {Circumscribe}.] 
  1.  An  inscription  written  around  anything  [R.]  --Ashmole. 
 
  2.  The  exterior  line  which  determines  the  form  or  magnitude 
  of  a  body;  outline;  periphery.  --Ray. 
 
  3.  The  act  of  limiting,  or  the  state  of  being  limited,  by 
  conditions  or  restraints;  bound;  confinement;  limit. 
 
  The  circumscriptions  of  terrestrial  nature. 
  --Johnson. 
 
  I  would  not  my  unhoused,  free  condition  Put  into 
  circumscription  and  confine.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  circumscription 
  n  :  the  act  of  circumscribing 




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