[ ih-skrahyb ]
/ ɪˈskraɪb /

verb (used with object), e·scribed, e·scrib·ing. Geometry.

to draw a circle outside of a triangle tangent to one side of the triangle and to the extensions of the other two sides.

Origin of escribe

1550–60; e-1 + Latin scrībere to write; see scribe1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for escribe

/ (ɪˈskraɪb) /


(tr) to draw (a circle) so that it is tangential to one side of a triangle and to the other two sides produced

Word Origin for escribe

C16 (meaning: to write out): from ex- 1 + Latin scrībere to write
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