|circumscribe (ˌsɜːkəmˈskraɪb, ˈsɜːkəmˌskraɪb)|
|1.||to restrict within limits|
|2.||to mark or set the bounds of|
|3.||Compare inscribe to draw a geometric construction around (another construction) so that the two are in contact but do not intersect|
|4.||to draw a line round|
|[C15: from Latin circumscrībere, from |
circumscribed cir·cum·scribed (sûr'kəm-skrībd')
Bounded by a line; limited or confined.
|circumscribe (sûr'kəm-skrīb') Pronunciation Key
To draw a figure around another figure so as to touch as many points as possible. A circle that is circumscribed around a triangle touches it at each of the triangle's three vertices.