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Definition of Encompassing

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surround, enclose, hem in, circumscribe
Encompassing Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr. & vb. n.)
of Encompass
  
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encompassing
adj
1. broad in scope or content; "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"- t.g.winner; "granted him wide powers" [syn: across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket(a) , broad, panoptic, wide]


2. closely encircling; "encompassing mountain ranges"; "the surrounding countryside" [syn: encompassing(a) , surrounding(a) ]




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 all-encompassing 
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Amgylchyniad = n. encompassing
Amgylchynol = a. encompassing
WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. broad in scope or content; "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"- T.G.Winner; "granted him wide powers"
(synonym) across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket(a), broad, panoptic, wide
(similar) comprehensive
2. closely encircling; "encompassing mountain ranges"; "the surrounding countryside"
(synonym) encompassing(a), surrounding(a)
(similar) close

Verb
1. include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory; "This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds"; "this should cover everyone in the group"
(synonym) embrace, comprehend, cover
(hypernym) include
(verb-group) cover, treat, handle, plow, deal, address
(derivation) encompassment