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Definition of enclosure noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a piece of land that is surrounded by a fence or wall and is used for a particular purpose a wildlife enclosure the winners' enclosure (= for the winners of a horse race)
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] the act of placing a fence or wall around a piece of land the enclosure of pastures
  3. 3(abbreviation encl.) [countable] something that is placed in an envelope with a letter Always state the number of enclosures at the bottom of your letter.
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