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    encompassing - Dictionary definition and meaning for word encompassing

    Definition
    (adj) broad in scope or content
    Example Sentence
    • across-the-board pay increases
    • an all-embracing definition
    • blanket sanctions against human-rights violators
    • an invention with broad applications
    • a panoptic study of Soviet nationality
    • granted him wide powers
    Definition
    (adj) closely encircling
    Synonyms : circumferent , surrounding
    Example Sentence
    • encompassing mountain ranges
    • the surrounding countryside
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