Encroach vs Enclave - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between encroach and enclave
is that encroach
is (obsolete) to seize, appropriate while enclave
As a noun encroach
is (rare) encroachment.
(obsolete) to seize, appropriate
to intrude unrightfully on someone else's rights or territory
* 2005 , .
to advance gradually beyond due limits
- Because change itself would absolutely stay-stable, and again, conversely, stability itself would change, if each of them encroached on the other.
* 1805 , Samuel Taylor Coleridge, ‘What is Life?’:
* 2002 , Caroline Winterer, The Culture of Classicism , JHU Press 2002, p. 116:
- All that we see, all colours of all shade, / By encroach of darkness made?
- Shorey was among the most vociferous opponents of the encroach of scientism and utilitarianism in education and society in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
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.