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

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

scribed in a circle,or limited region

circumscribe=circle+describe....you have to describe the things only with in circle...limited,restrained,boundary

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

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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