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circumscribe

Pronunciation: /ˈsɜːrkəmskraɪb; ˈsɜːkəmskraɪb/

Translation of circumscribe in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 [Mathematics/Matemáticas] circunscribir*
    Example sentences
    • The same circle circumscribes both the pentagon of the dodecahedron.
    • This he obtained by circumscribing and inscribing a circle with regular polygons having 96 sides.
  • 2 (confine, restrict) [formal] limitar, restringir*
    Example sentences
    • If one assigns to the authorities the power to imprison or even to kill people, one must restrict and clearly circumscribe this power.
    • From the earliest days of the new state there were efforts to circumscribe local authority powers.
    • The practice is severely circumscribed and tightly regulated.

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