circumscription

[ sur-kuh m-skrip-shuh n ]
/ ˌsɜr kəmˈskrɪp ʃən /

noun

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Origin of circumscription

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin circumscrīptiōn- (stem of circumscrīptiō), equivalent to circumscrīpt(us) (past participle of circumscrībere to circumscribe; see circum-, script) + -iōn- -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM circumscription

cir·cum·scrip·tive, adjectivecir·cum·scrip·tive·ly, adverbnon·cir·cum·scrip·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for circumscription

circumscription
/ (ˌsɜːkəmˈskrɪpʃən) /

noun

the act of circumscribing or the state of being circumscribed
something that limits or encloses
a circumscribed space
an inscription around a coin or medal

Derived forms of circumscription

circumscriptive, adjectivecircumscriptively, adverb
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