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- v. Present participle of encompass.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. closely enveloping or surrounding on all sides.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. closely encircling
- adj. broad in scope or content
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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.
The bill refers to so-called non-state actors - a term encompassing terrorist groups, people-smugglers and transnational crime.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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
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.
Loosely speaking, “Bizarro” is an umbrella term encompassing different kinds of weird, absurd, horrific, uncanny, and/or grotesque speculative fiction.
Chuck surveyed the landing pad with a nod, his proprietary self-satisfied grin encompassing all he could see.