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circumscription

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EtymologyEdit

Latin circumscrīptiō.

NounEdit

circumscription (plural circumscriptions)

  1. the act of circumscribing or the quality of being circumscribed
  2. anything that circumscribes or a circumscribed area
  3. (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.
  4. An electoral district; used often in texts treating electoral systems in Romance countries.

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