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noun 
  1. the act of circumscribe, circumscribing or the quality of being circumscribed
  2. anything that circumscribes or a circumscribed area
  1. (taxonomy) the definition of what does and does not belong to a given taxon, from a particular taxonomic viewpoint or taxonomic system.
    The circumscription in the APG system of the family Malvaceae includes the former families Bombacaceae, Sterculiaceae and Tiliaceae.
Translations: 
  • Italian: circoscrizione
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bot)
Etymology: circum, "around"; scribere "to write"


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