Circumscription vs Delimitation - What's the difference?

circumscription | delimitation |


As nouns the difference between circumscription and delimitation

is that circumscription is the act of circumscribing or the quality of being circumscribed while delimitation is delimitation.

circumscription

Noun

(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.
  • delimitation

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of delimiting something.
  • A limit or boundary.
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