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circumscribed

[′sər·kəm‚skrībd]
(mathematics)
A closed curve (or surface) is circumscribed about a polygon (or polyhedron) if every vertex of the polygon (or polyhedron) is incident upon the curve (or surface) and the polygon (or polyhedron) is contained in the curve (or surface).
A polygon (or polyhedron) is circumscribed about a closed curve (or surface) if every side of the polygon (or face of the polyhedron) is tangent to the curve (or surface) and the curve (or surface) is contained within the polygon (or polyhedron).
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In our patient's sonogram, the mass was circumscribed with no posterior sonographic enhancement.
Thus my publishing potential after release from prison was severely circumscribed,' he said.
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Trevor was born and spent his childhood in provincial Ireland and much of his writing conveys the extremely circumscribed lives once led by the rural Irish.
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But of course, that range of legitimate approaches is circumscribed by basic moral principles.
As the author details in her treatment of the mythological works that come from Gossaert's brush, paintings are increasingly divorced from the functions that previously circumscribed their experience.
Two history professors examine events and attitudes surrounding the New York state constitutional convention of 1821, where black voting rights were sharply circumscribed, bolstering their accounts with documents, excerpts, illustrations and maps.
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1) A great optimist, Kant circumscribed hope by reason's limits.