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Verb: circumscribe  'sur-kum,skrIb
  1. Draw a line around
    "another circle is circumscribed about the square"
     
  2. Restrict or confine within limits
    "our actions are circumscribed by our biology, personality, and by the social and cultural context into which we are born";
    - limit, confine to
     
  3. (geometry) to draw a geometric figure around another figure so that the two are in contact but do not intersect

Derived forms: circumscribed, circumscribes, circumscribing

Type of: decrease, delineate, describe, draw, lessen, line, minify, trace

Encyclopedia: Circumscribe