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Definition of the adjective encompassing

What does encompassing mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. broad in scope or content
  2. closely encircling
    • example: encompassing mountain ranges
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • synonyms of encompassing: circumferent / surrounding
    • similar: close


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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Encompassing

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Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Technology (2015)

by J. Michael Spector

Encompassing multiple pedagogical or learning activity models (facilitated by the teachers). 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6 . 7.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Bengala Language (1825)

In which the Words are Traced to Their Origin, and Their Various Meanings Given by William Carey

a surrounding, an encompassing, a going round, a going about, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures (2003)

Family, Body, Sexuality And Health by Suad Joseph, Afsāna Naǧmābādī

Languages: encompassing spoken and written language ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology (2017)

by Amy Wenzel

Notably, the Section III conception of adult ASPD also includes a trait-based psychopathy specifier, encompassing high attention-seeking along with low anxiousness and social withdrawal—tendencies characteristic of boldness as described ...

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The Law is one aspect of a much more concrete and encompassing relation than the relation between commanding and obeying that characterizes the imperative. (Paul Ricoeur)
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Scrabble value of E1N1C3O1M3P3A1S1S1I1N1G2

The value of this 12-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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