Circumscribed vs Circumscription - What's the difference?

circumscribed | circumscription |

As a verb circumscribed

is (circumscribe).

As a noun circumscription is

the act of circumscribing or the quality of being circumscribed.




  • (circumscribe)

  • circumscribe



  • To draw a line around; to encircle.
  • To limit narrowly; to restrict.
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  • (geometry) To draw the smallest circle or higher-dimensional sphere that has (a polyhedron, polygon, etc.) in its interior.
  • Derived terms

    * circumscription



    (en noun)
  • the act of circumscribing or the quality of being circumscribed
  • anything that circumscribes or a circumscribed area
  • (taxonomy) the definition of what does and does not belong to a given taxon, from a particular taxonomic viewpoint or taxonomic system.
  • The circumscription in the APG system of the family'' Malvaceae ''includes the former families Bombacaceae, Sterculiaceae and Tiliaceae.
  • An electoral district; used often in texts treating electoral systems in Romance countries.