"circumscribed" in the verb sense
draw a line around
"He drew a circle around the points"
2. limit, circumscribe, confine to
restrict or confine within limits
"I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
"please confine your questions to the topic"
"our actions are circumscribed by our biology, personality, and by the social and cultural context into which we are born"
to draw a geometric figure around another figure so that the two are in contact but do not intersect
"circumscribed" in the adjective sense
1. circumscribed, limited
subject to limits or subjected to limits
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