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circumscribe

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English

Various circumscribed (3) quadrilaterals.

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] circumscrībō from circum (around) + scrībō (write).

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to circumscribe

Third person singular
circumscrib

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to circumscribe (third-person singular simple present circumscrib, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To draw a line around; to encircle.
  2. To limit narrowly; to restrict.
  3. (geometry) To draw the smallest circle or higher-dimensional sphere that has (a polyhedron, polygon, etc.) in its interior.

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