Meaning of circumscription


Pronunciation: (sûr"kum-skrip'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. an act or instance of circumscribing.
  2. circumscribed state; limitation.
  3. anything that circumscribes, surrounds, or encloses; boundary.
  4. periphery; outline.
  5. a circumscribed area.
  6. a circular inscription on a coin, seal, etc.
  7. limitation of a meaning; definition.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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