View definitions for circumscribing
adjective as in outlining
These rules act as the frame affects the picture, circumscribing its irregularities, and restricting them to a certain area.
In the triforium we find a semicircular outer arch circumscribing two inner pointed ones.
It is the answer to the question, What is the relation in bulk between a sphere and its circumscribing cylinder?
When the idea of a fixed centre went, there went with it the idea of a closed universe and a circumscribing heavenly boundary.
When they go these Progresses, they save, or lessen the Charge by circumscribing the State.
On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to circumscribing, such as: banding, bordering, bounding, delimiting, girdling, and marking.
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