Enclave vs Exclave - What's the difference?

enclave | exclave |

Exclave is a see also of enclave.

Enclave is a see also of exclave.


As nouns the difference between enclave and exclave

is that enclave is a political, cultural or social entity or part thereof that is completely surrounded by another while exclave is a portion of a country's territory not connected to the main part.

As a verb enclave

is to enclose within a foreign territory.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

enclave

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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.
    The streets around Union Square form a Protestant enclave within an otherwise Catholic neighbourhood.
  • A group that is set off from a larger population by its characteristic or behavior.
  • ...it tends to make marriage itself a lifestyle enclave.
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  • Usage notes

    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.

    See also

    * exclave * pene-enclave * pene-exclave

    References

    * (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

    Verb

    (enclav)
  • To enclose within a foreign territory.
  • Anagrams

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    exclave

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A portion of a country's territory not connected to the main part
  • :Alaska and Kaliningrad are both examples of exclaves .
  • (medicine, rare) A detached part of an organ, as of the pancreas, thyroid, or other gland.
  • See also

    * enclave * pene-enclave * pene-exclave