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Related to exclave: enclave
A part of a country that is isolated from the main part and is surrounded by foreign territory.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a part of a country entirely surrounded by foreign territory: viewed from the position of the home country. Compare enclave
[C20: from ex-1 + -clave, on the model of enclave]
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a portion of a country geographically separated from the main part by surrounding alien territory.
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See also related terms for surrounded.
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