# Definitions for circumscribeˈsɜr kəmˌskraɪb, ˌsɜr kəmˈskraɪbcir·cum·scribe

### Princeton's WordNet(3.00 / 2 votes)Rate this definition:

1. circumscribe(verb)

draw a line around

"He drew a circle around the points"

2. limit, circumscribe, confine(verb)

restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"

3. circumscribe(verb)

to draw a geometric figure around another figure so that the two are in contact but do not intersect

### Wiktionary(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

1. circumscribe(Verb)

To draw a line around; to encircle.

2. circumscribe(Verb)

To limit narrowly; to restrict.

3. circumscribe(Verb)

To draw the smallest circle or higher-dimensional sphere that has (a polyhedron, polygon, etc.) in its interior.

4. Origin: From circumscribo, from circum + scribo.

### Webster Dictionary(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

1. Circumscribe(verb)

to write or engrave around

2. Circumscribe(verb)

to inclose within a certain limit; to hem in; to surround; to bound; to confine; to restrain

3. Circumscribe(verb)

to draw a line around so as to touch at certain points without cutting. See Inscribe, 5

### Chambers 20th Century Dictionary(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

1. Circumscribe

sėr-kum-skrīb′, v.t. to draw a line round: to enclose within certain limits, to curtail, abridge.—adj. Circumscrib′able, able to be circumscribed.—ns. Circumscrib′er, one who circumscribes; Circumscrip′tion, limitation: the line that limits: a circumscribed place.—adj. Circumscrip′tive, marking the external form or outline. [L. scribĕre, to write.]

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Karen
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### Numerology

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of circumscribe in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of circumscribe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

### Examples of circumscribe in a Sentence

1. If all intelligence professionals are cut from the same cloth, sharing similar backgrounds and similar characteristics, then they are likely to share 'unacknowledged biases' which will circumscribe both the definition of problems and the search for solutions.

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## Translations for circumscribe

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

• ограничавам, окръжавам, очертавам, описвам
• ohraničit, obkroužit, omezit, obmalovat, opsat
• circunscribir
• ümbritsema, piiritlema, kitsendama
• ympyröidä, kautta, rajoittaa
• circonscrire
• תחם, הגביל
• circumscribe
• okrążyć, obwieść, ograniczyć
• circumscrie
• ограни́чить, ограни́чивать, описа́ть, опи́сывать, оче́рчивать, очерти́ть
• kringskära, begränsa, kringgärda

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