a country, or especially, an outlying portion of a country, entirely or mostly surrounded by the territory of another country.
any small, distinct area or group enclosed or isolated within a larger one: a Chinese-speaking enclave in London.
to isolate or enclose (especially territory) within a foreign or uncongenial environment; make an enclave of: The desert enclaved the little settlement.
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How to use enclave in a sentence
First introduced in April 2000, SEZs are duty-free enclaves that offer 100% income tax exemption on revenue from exports for the first five years and 50% for the next five years.Indian IT is worried about one particular tax holiday this budget season | Ananya Bhattacharya | January 28, 2021 | Quartz
Silicon Valley may be a "state of mind," but it's also very much a real enclave in Northern California.Silicon Valley backlash grows as vocal tech faction boycotts | Kia Kokalitcheva | January 27, 2021 | Axios
He said federal and local agencies will now have to consider domestic terrorism as a serious threat, and “harden targets in the federal enclave.”D.C. police sent 850 officers to the Capitol during insurrection, spent $8.8 million during week of Jan. 6 | Peter Hermann | January 26, 2021 | Washington Post
British Dictionary definitions for enclave
a part of a country entirely surrounded by foreign territory: viewed from the position of the surrounding territories: Compare exclave
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