encompassment


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en·com·pass

 (ĕn-kŭm′pəs)
tr.v. en·com·passed, en·com·pass·ing, en·com·pass·es
1. To form a circle or ring around; encircle.
2. To enclose; envelop: "The blackness of the eternal night encompassed me" (Edgar Allan Poe).
3. To have as part of something larger; include: a galaxy encompassing billions of stars. See Synonyms at include.

en·com′pass·ment n.
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Noun1.encompassment - including entirely
inclusion - the state of being included
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But this encompassment of her own characterization, based on shreds of convention, peopled by phantoms and voices antipathetic to her, was a sorry and mistaken creation of Tess's fancy--a cloud of moral hobgoblins by which she was terrified without reason.
The growth factors include easy customization and encompassment of walls at lowest costs, longer persistence and diminished maintenance load when compared to painted walls and the ability to mimic the expensive designer look and the resulting increase in home value.
Our project aims for a fine-grained understanding of the processes involving the Wampar that tend to produce and transgenerationally entrench inequalities, by relating them to the novel inequalities in Wampar social life that result from their initial encompassment of local organisations by Christian churches, capitalist enterprises and the state.
First, parliamentary activity is not intended as an exclusive or ideal encompassment of 'politics'.
The second relevant concept within transversal politics is "the encompassment of difference by equality.
Masculinism is a scheme of inquiry that enables a grasp of gender further than separate encompassment of masculinity and femininity.
But this encompassment of her own characterization, based on shreds of convention, peopled by phantoms and voices antipathetic to her, was a sorry and mistaken creation of Tess's fancy--a cloud of moral hobgoblins, by which she was terrified without reason.
One of them consists in volunteers performing acts of discursive encompassment through which certain collectivities of other people, such as 'the community', 'the nation', 'society' or even 'humanity', are said to be the objects of their (self-proclaimed) ethical activities.
She emphasizes that the traditional role focused on discovery and instructional services has moved into the realm of a broader encompassment of exploration, learning, and collaboration.