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[ih-skrahyb] /ɪˈskraɪb/
verb (used with object), escribed, escribing. Geometry
to draw a circle outside of a triangle tangent to one side of the triangle and to the extensions of the other two sides.
Origin of escribe
1550-60; e-1 + Latin scrībere to write; see scribe1 Unabridged
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  • D escribe in detail the business type and how it is operated.
  • If there was a change, please d escribe how it changed.
British Dictionary definitions for escribe


(transitive) to draw (a circle) so that it is tangential to one side of a triangle and to the other two sides produced
Word Origin
C16 (meaning: to write out): from ex-1 + Latin scrībere to write
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