Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective closely enveloping or surrounding on all sides.

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  • verb Present participle of encompass.

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  • adjective closely encircling
  • adjective broad in scope or content

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Examples

  • In fact, ancient Egypt—a term encompassing a culture that lasted for more than 4,000 years—offers an incomparable opportunity to study how and why civilizations change over a long period of time.

    Beyond the Pharaohs

  • The bill refers to so-called non-state actors - a term encompassing terrorist groups, people-smugglers and transnational crime.

    The Australian | News |

  • Nanotechnology—a term encompassing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology—is focused on understanding, controlling, and exploiting the unique properties of matter that can emerge at scales of one to 100 nanometers.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Nanotechnology—a term encompassing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology—is focused on understanding, controlling, and exploiting the unique properties of matter that can emerge at scales of one to 100 nanometers.

    Literary Warrant [36]

  • Goleman 1995, 1998 popularized “emotional intelligence” as a term encompassing a limited number of socioemotional abilities and traits, including self-awareness; handling one’s own feelings and impulses; motivating others; showing empathy; and remaining connected with others through optimism, enthusiasm, and energy.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • Goleman 1995, 1998 popularized “emotional intelligence” as a term encompassing a limited number of socioemotional abilities and traits, including self-awareness; handling one’s own feelings and impulses; motivating others; showing empathy; and remaining connected with others through optimism, enthusiasm, and energy.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • Mr. Hunt was also an avid collector of movable books - a term encompassing pop-ups books and those otherwise set in motion - amassing more than a thousand antique and contemporary titles.

    NYT > Home Page

  • As much as they may blend in with their peers, more than 550 students in the Ector County Independent School District are classified as "homeless," a term encompassing anything from living on the streets to staying temporarily in somebody else's place.

    Odessa America Online : Top Story

  • “dialectical materialism” by Plekhanov — became the philosophical foundation of what from the 1890's on - wards was very generally described as “Marxism”; the term encompassing at one and the same time the

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • The minimal definition of macroevolution is “evolution above the species level”, but it has become a catchall term encompassing everything from speciation to lineage-diversification and extinction dynamics to “evolution of ‘higher taxa’” ack! go read “down with phyla!” to vaguely defined “large” amounts of change to evo-devo changes in development.

    "Intraspecific macroevolution" within domestic dog breeds - The Panda's Thumb

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