how to pronounce circumscribe


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circumscribe is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of circumscribe


  1. To draw a line around; to encircle.
  2. To limit narrowly; to restrict.
  3. To draw the smallest circle or higher-dimensional sphere that has (a polyhedron, polygon, etc.) in its interior.

circumscribe frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word circumscribe occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics circumscribe can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that circumscribe can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to circumscribe


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