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Definition of "encompassing" []

  • To enclose within a circle; surround (verb)
  • To bring about; cause to happen; contrive (verb)
  • To include entirely or comprehensively (verb)
  • Present participle of encompass. (verb)

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Use "encompassing" in a sentence
  • "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."