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bounded or limited; confined to a limited space.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


Bounded by a line; limited or confined.
Synonym(s): circumscriptus
[circum- + L. scribo, to write]
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Bounded by a line; limited or confined.
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adjective Having distinct borders
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


Bounded by a line; limited or confined.
[circum- + L. scribo, to write]
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Disease, and the respective body of knowledge, co-exist within a social reality, a social reality that binds and circumscribes. Consequently, the organizational schema of a controlled vocabulary designed to facilitate knowledge organization relative to HIV/AIDS must be broad in coverage yet specific in terminology so that the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary nature of the epidemic is reflected.
The spaces in these images circumscribe certain modes of being and acting in the world; they are settings in the sense of both place and placement, site and situation.
These were bound closed, as if to admit that the profusion of supplements could not circumscribe the "event." On the other hand, the tastefully muted and precisely aligned rooms resembled some strange high-end emporium.
It is the work of a scholar, discerning beyond his years, who managed to efface boundaries that traditionally circumscribe scholarly fields.
Veronika Mertens's 1991 Freiburg (Breisgau) dissertation, published as Die drei Grazien, seeks to circumscribe the many traditions that animated this remarkably fertile allegory in the early modern period.
One of the curiosities of scholarship in our field is that modern national boundaries have served to circumscribe scholarly research as well as political territory.