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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).
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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