Encompass vs Panlingual - What's the difference?

encompass | panlingual |

As a verb encompass

is to form a circle around; to encircle.

As an adjective panlingual is

involving or encompassing all languages.




  • To form a circle around; to encircle.
  • To include within its scope; to circumscribe or go round so as to surround; to enclose; to contain.
  • To include completely; to describe fully or comprehensively.
  • This book on English grammar encompasses all irregular verbs.
  • To go around, especially, to circumnavigate.
  • Drake encompassed the globe.


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  • Involving or encompassing all languages
  • *{{quote-book, 1998, Jonathan Gil Harris, Foreign bodies and the body politic, pageurl=http://books.google.com/books?id=XmIT6VQYGtMC&pg=PA112, page=112
  • , passage=On the other hand, however, Linguas scholarly audience could have responded to this ostentatious parade of ' panlingual skill as a confirmation of their own erudition.}}
  • *{{quote-book, 2005, Marc Shell, Stutter, page=51, pageurl=http://books.google.com/books?id=F8_rW-DciEEC&pg=PA51
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  • *{{quote-book, 2007, Stephen Henigan, A Grave in the Air, page=32, pageurl=http://books.google.com/books?id=_l2POuINRKUC&pg=PA32
  • , passage=We spoke in a private panlingual gibberish. We were not German or European or English or Canadian; we were flesh detached from time and place. }}