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Adjective: circumscribed  'sur-kum,skrIbd
  1. Subject to limits or subjected to limits
    "The respective sides of the circumscribed figure pass through the respective angles";
    - limited
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

See also: restricted

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

Encyclopedia: Circumscribed