Spanning vs Encompassing - What's the difference?

spanning | encompassing |


As a noun spanning

is a tension.

As a verb encompassing is

.

spanning

English

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The process by which something is spanned.
  • * 1996 , Peter Evans, The music of Benjamin Britten
  • The immediate symbolism of these spannings of musical space is evident, but they also contain references to the work's musical motto...
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    encompassing

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Derived terms

    * all-encompassing