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  • the act of circumscribing or the quality of being circumscribed
  • anything that circumscribes or a circumscribed area
  • (taxonomy) the definition of what does and does not belong to a given taxon, from a particular taxonomic viewpoint or taxonomic system.
         The circumscription in the APG system of the family Malvaceae includes the former families Bombacaceae, Sterculiaceae and Tiliaceae.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Cir`cum*scrip"tion (?), n. [L. circumscriptio. See Circumscribe.] 1. An inscription written around anything. [R.] Ashmole.

2. The exterior line which determines the form or magnitude of a body; outline; periphery. Ray.

3. The act of limiting, or the state of being limited, by conditions or restraints; bound; confinement; limit.

The circumscriptions of terrestrial nature.
Johnson.

I would not my unhoused, free condition
Put into circumscription and confine.
Shak.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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