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Synonyms for circumscribe

Synonyms for circumscribe

to place a limit on

Synonyms for circumscribe

draw a line around

restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"

to draw a geometric figure around another figure so that the two are in contact but do not intersect

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In representing the dynamic nosological record of HIV/AIDS, the controlled vocabulary captures the societal construct circumscribing the pathological.
Complexities associated with both the pathological condition and the body of knowledge concerning HIV/AIDS exist within, and because of, social constructs circumscribing the pandemic.
Much of the construct circumscribing the HIV pandemic is plagued by stigma.
For Wright, lynching is similarly figured as a disciplining spectacle: a political tool for circumscribing racial and psychosexual identities that deconstructs and strives to reconfigure African American subjectivity into its own convoluted image.
Never collected (until now) into anything resembling a Folio, the Middleton corpus has tenaciously resisted totalizing accounts through its sheer physical dispersal (quite apart from its own concern with the local and the particular); to look at any Middletonian first edition is always to be aware of the boundaries circumscribing and defining the individual writer, as Middleton's agency shades off into that of his collaborators, his publishers, or his patrons.
The pieces that he created for this occasion, independent of thematic references, engaged their immediate surroundings; Ruiz allowed the space to act on him before imposing any limits on it, before circumscribing it.
When advising a business on structuring a leasing arrangement, one should consider the following 10-point guide for circumscribing federal employment tax liability.
Most strikingly, she hollows out her large tondos (almost 50 inches in diameter), in such a way that their painterly surfaces--encrusted with webs of floral and animal forms, ribbons, heraldic motifs, and, in some cases, vague remnants of text--become chunky frames circumscribing central voids.