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Definition of the noun circumspection
What does circumspection mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: circumspections
- knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
- lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
- synonyms of circumspection: discreetness / discretion / prudence
- more generic words: discernment / judgement / judgment / sagaciousness / sagacity = the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
- more specific word: confidentiality = discretion in keeping secret information
- the trait of being circumspect and prudent
- lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
- synonym of circumspection: caution
- more generic words: discernment / discretion = the trait of judging wisely and objectively
- more specific words:
Alternative definition of the noun circumspection
- Attention to all the facts and circumstances of a case; caution; watchfulness; vigilance.
"Circumspection" is a composition.
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Circumspection
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Materiality And Society (2004)
by Dant, Tim
Rather than a distinctive action of looking, a looking that is an action complete in itself, 'circumspection' is that form of sight which is part of the flow of a familiar action. Circumspection is a bodily capacity to orient the material form of the body ...
by Henry Donald Maurice Spence-Jones, Charles Neil, Joseph Samuel Exell
ind circumspection is a mental effort. It must sometimes be a prolonged mental strain. V. Its Relations. 1 To allied virtues generally.  Caution is the effect of fear, wariness of fear, ...
Perfecting Human Actions (2009)
St. Thomas Aquinas on Human Participation in Eternal Law by John Michael Rziha
Circumspection is the act of considering the relevant circumstances. Since practical matters contain many combinations of circumstances, ...
Earth and Gods (2012)
An Introduction to the Philosophy of Martin Heidegger by V. Vycinas
Circumspection is the cognition where the knower subordinates ...
In Defense of Things (2010)
Archaeology and the Ontology of Objects by Bjørnar Olsen
Circumspection means that they belong "somewhere" within our range and our region and that we are directed toward them. Relating to things always involves direc— tionality (Ausrichtung). The human being (as Dasein) is always oriented ...
The Insurance Year Book (1880)
Fire and marine
A wise care has been exercised over the risks taken, and the result of this circumspection is that while the insurance companies in general sufiercd from inordinate losses during the past two years this particular company was called upon to ...
The Heidegger Dictionary (2013)
by Daniel O. Dahlstrom
Circumspection. (Umsicht). “The most acute manner of merely looking upon the so-and-so constituted appearance of things can not discover what is handy. The view of things, looking-upon [them] only 'theoretically', dispenses with the ...
by William J. Raynor, William Raynor
Circumspection is a form of nonmonontone logic. It achieves this by adding formulae to that basic predicate logic that limit (circumscribe) the predicates in the initial formulae.
A Dictionary of Correspondences, Representatives, and Significatives Derived from the Word of the Lord. Extracted from the Writings of E. Swedenborg. [Abridged Principally from The"Dictionary of Correspondences,"by G. Nicholson.] (1841)
by Emanuel Swedenborg, George NICHOLSON (Incumbent of Little Budworth.)
circumspection; and, in like manner, the sensual by which they exercised circumspection, lest they should be injured by the evil; which is evident from the words of ...
by Nils Oeijord
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Scrabble value of C3I1R1C3U1M3S1P3E1C3T1I1O1N1
The value of this 14-letter word is 24 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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