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circumscribe - Dictionary definition and meaning for word circumscribe

(verb) draw a line around
Example Sentence
  • He drew a circle around the points

(verb) restrict or confine,
Synonyms : confine , limit
Example Sentence
  • I limit you to two visits to the pub a day

(verb) to draw a geometric figure around another figure so that the two are in contact but do not intersect
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for circumscribe

circumscribe -> circle + scribe(a writer of manuscripts); so circumscribe means a person writing around the same lines or topic.
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by rhasan

remember circumference..we restrict ourself around a circle..
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by ajkeee

Lakshman drew a circle around Sita's hut to circumscribe(LIMIT,RESTRICT) her
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by menon_ranjit

scribed in a circle,or limited region
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by gatz_funky

circumscribe=circle+describe....you have to describe the things only with in circle...limited,restrained,boundary
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by ajaypasagada@gmail.com

circum is somthing like a circle,, and if u chk the word crib here,,that means to stop or check.
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by sriharisharma

circumscribe means drawing a circle around triangle or square or any other polygon. which also means that we are limiting the region confined for scaling the polygon.
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