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Describe vs. Encompass

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Describeverb

(transitive) To represent in words.

‘The feeling is difficult to describe, but not unpleasant.’; ‘The geographer describes countries and cities.’;

Encompassverb

(transitive) To form a circle around; to encircle.

Describeverb

(transitive) To represent by drawing; to draw a plan of; to delineate; to trace or mark out.

‘to describe a circle by the compasses;’; ‘a torch waved about the head in such a way as to describe a circle’;

Encompassverb

(transitive) To include within its scope; to circumscribe or go round so as to surround; to enclose; to contain.

Describeverb

To give rise to a geometrical structure.

‘The function describes a very complex surface.’;

Encompassverb

(transitive) To include completely; to describe fully or comprehensively.

‘This book on English grammar encompasses all irregular verbs.’;

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Describeverb

To introduce a new taxon to science by explaining its characteristics and particularly how it differs from other taxa.

‘The fungus was first described by a botanist.’;

Encompassverb

(transitive) To go around, especially, to circumnavigate.

‘Drake encompassed the globe.’;

Describeverb

(obsolete) To distribute into parts, groups, or classes; to mark off; to class.

Encompassverb

To circumscribe or go round so as to surround closely; to encircle; to inclose; to environ; as, a ring encompasses the finger; an army encompasses a city; a voyage encompassing the world.

‘A question may be encompassed with difficulty.’; ‘The love of all thy sons encompass thee.’;

Describeverb

To represent by drawing; to draw a plan of; to delineate; to trace or mark out; as, to describe a circle by the compasses; a torch waved about the head in such a way as to describe a circle.

Encompassverb

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’;

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Describeverb

To represent by words written or spoken; to give an account of; to make known to others by words or signs; as, the geographer describes countries and cities.

Encompass

Encompass, the Enterprise Computing Association, was the original computer user group for business customers of Hewlett-Packard. Encompass's history began with DECUS, founded in 1961, for customers of the Digital Equipment Corporation, which was acquired in 1998 by Compaq.

Describeverb

To distribute into parts, groups, or classes; to mark off; to class.

‘Passed through the land, and described it by cities into seven parts in a book.’;

Describeverb

To use the faculty of describing; to give a description; as, Milton describes with uncommon force and beauty.

Describeverb

give a description of;

‘He drew an elaborate plan of attack’;

Describeverb

to give an account or representation of in words;

‘Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental’;

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Describeverb

identify as in botany or biology, for example

Describeverb

make a mark or lines on a surface;

‘draw a line’; ‘trace the outline of a figure in the sand’;

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