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1. The act of circumscribing or the state of being circumscribed.
2. Something, such as a limit or restriction, that circumscribes.
3. A circumscribed space or area.
4. A circular inscription, as on a medallion.
[Latin circumscrīptiō, circumscrīptiōn-, from circumscrīptus, past participle of circumscrībere, to circumscribe; see circumscribe.]
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1. the act of circumscribing or the state of being circumscribed
2. something that limits or encloses
3. a circumscribed space
4. an inscription around a coin or medal
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cir•cum•scrip•tion(ˌsɜr kəmˈskrɪp ʃən)
1. an act of circumscribing.
2. circumscribed state; limitation.
3. anything that surrounds or encloses; boundary.
4. periphery; outline.
5. a circumscribed area.
6. a circular inscription on a coin, seal, etc.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin]
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1. The act of limiting or condition of being limited:
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