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- adj. That circumscribes or outlines
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Circumscribing or tending to circumscribe; marcing the limits or form of.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Circumscribing or tending to circumscribe; bringing under certain limits or limitations.
- Forming or coincident with the superficies of a body.
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Andrew Baker presented a solution to the version of the Yale Shooting problem in the Situation Calculus, using a circumscriptive inertial axiom.
A circumscriptive approach to the Qualification Problem is presented in
The latter reveals its subject and intent and permits of defence, while the half truth may, by association and circumscriptive limitations, cause vexatious errors both as regards the identity of the semi-accused and as regards the circumstances with which he is thus involved.
But because they hold them incorporeal, without all dimension of quantity, and all men know that place is dimension, and not to be filled but by that which is corporeal, they are driven to uphold their credit with a distinction, that they are not indeed anywhere circumscriptive, but definitive: which terms being mere words, and in this occasion insignificant, pass only in Latin, that the vanity of them may be concealed.
To which I know not what they can answer, unless they will say, they walk definitive, not circumscriptive, or spiritually, not temporally: for such egregious distinctions are equally applicable to any difficulty whatsoever.
Members of the assembly are elected based on the number of votes that their parties obtain in each department (circumscriptive suffrage) and serve for 3-year terms.