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Definition of encirclement noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

encirclement

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ɪnˈsɜːklmənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsɜːrklmənt//
 
[uncountable] (formal)
 
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the act of surrounding somebody/something completely in a circle The encirclement of the world by telegraph by the early 1870s represented a revolution in communications.