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verb [transitive]     circumscribe pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlecircumscribing
past tensecircumscribed
past participlecircumscribed
  1. 1
    [usually passive] to limit something such as power, rights, or opportunities

    Armstrong was the company president, though his powers were circumscribed.

  2. 2
    formal to draw a line around something

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     circumscription pronunciation in British English
/ˌsɜː(r)kəmˈskrɪpʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]
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