Bulge vs Enclave - What's the difference?
As a noun bulge
is a type of helmet.
As a verb enclave is
Something sticking out from a surface; a swelling, protuberant part; a bending outward, especially when caused by pressure.
- a bulge in a wall
The bilge or protuberant part of a cask.
(nautical) The bilge of a vessel.
- a bulge in my pocket where I kept my wallet
To stick out from (a surface).
- The submarine bulged because of the enormous air pressure inside.
* 1922 , (Virginia Woolf), (w, Jacob's Room) Chapter 1
- He stood six feet tall, with muscular arms bulging out of his black T-shirt.
To bilge, as a ship; to founder.
- The wind actually stirred the cloth on the chest of drawers, and let in a little light, so that the sharp edge of the chest of drawers was visible, running straight up, until a white shape bulged out; and a silver streak showed in the looking-glass.
- And scattered navies bulge on distant shores.
A political, cultural or social entity or part thereof that is completely surrounded by another.
- The republic of San Marino is an enclave of Italy.
A group that is set off from a larger population by its characteristic or behavior.
- The streets around Union Square form a Protestant enclave within an otherwise Catholic neighbourhood.
- ...it tends to make marriage itself a lifestyle enclave.
Enclaves are generally also exclaves, though exceptions exist (as detailed at ), and in common speech only the term enclave is used.
An enclave is an area surrounded'' by another area, while an exclave is an area ''cut off from the main area. An area can be cut off without being surrounded (such as , enclaved in South Africa, but not exclaved).
File:Enclave.svg, C is A's enclave and B's exclave.
File:Exclave.svg, C is an exclave of B, but not an enclave of A.
A pene-enclave (resp., pene-exclave) is an area that is an enclave "for practical purposes", but does not meet the strict definition. This is a very technical term.
* (group set off from a larger population by a characteristic) Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life - Page 74
by Robert Neelly Bellah, William M. Sullivan, Ann Swidler, Steven M. Tipton, Richard Madsen - 1996
To enclose within a foreign territory.