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Meaning of CIRCUMSCRIPTION

Pronunciation:  `surkum'skripshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the act of circumscribing
 

CIRCUMSCRIPTION is a 15 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: restriction

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
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