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Adjective: encompassing  en'kúm-pu-sing or in'kúm-pu-sing
  1. Broad in scope or content
    "all-encompassing pay increases"; "encompassing pay increases";
    - across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket, broad, extensive, panoptic, wide
  2. Closely encircling
    "encompassing mountain ranges";
    - surrounding, circumferent
Verb: encompass  en'kúm-pus or in'kúm-pus
  1. Include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory
    "This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds";
    - embrace, comprehend, cover

See also: close, comprehensive

Type of: include

Encyclopedia: Encompass