Complete Definition of "circumscribe"

English

Etymology
L. circum, "around"; scribere "to write"

Verb
en-verb|circumscrib|ing

  1. To draw a line around; encircle.
  2. To limit narrowly; restrict.
  3. geometry To draw a circle, sphere, or higher-dimensional ball through all the vertices of (a polyhedron, polygon, etc.).

Translations
trans-top|To draw a line around; encircle
Finnish: ympyröidä
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|To limit narrowly; restrict
Finnish: rajoittaa
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|To draw a circle, sphere, or higher-dimensional ball
Finnish: rajoittaa
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Derived terms
circumscription

See also
ascribe
describe
inscribe
prescribe
proscribe
transcribe

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