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Definition 1: closely encircling - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where encompassing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • encompassing mountain ranges
  • the surrounding countryside

Synonyms for encompassing in the sense of this definition

(encompassing is similar to ...) at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other

"close to noon" "how close are we to town?" "a close formation of ships"

Definition 2: broad in scope or content - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where encompassing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • across-the-board pay increases
  • an all-embracing definition
  • blanket sanctions against human-rights violators
  • an invention with broad applications
  • a panoptic study of Soviet nationality
  • granted him wide powers

Synonyms for encompassing in the sense of this definition

(encompassing is similar to ...) including all or everything

"comprehensive coverage" "a comprehensive history of the revolution" "a comprehensive survey" "a comprehensive education"

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