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circumvallation

cir·cum·val·late
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sur-kuh m-val-eyt]
    • /ˌsɜr kəmˈvæl eɪt/
    • /sˌɜːkəmvəlˈeɪʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sur-kuh m-val-eyt]
    • /ˌsɜr kəmˈvæl eɪt/

Definitions of circumvallation word

  • adjective circumvallation surrounded by or as if by a rampart. 1
  • adjective circumvallation Anatomy. surrounded by a depression or wall-like ridge. 1
  • verb with object circumvallation to surround with or as if with a rampart. 1
  • noun circumvallation A rampart or other defensive entrenchment. 1

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Origin of circumvallation

First appearance:

before 1655
One of the 46% oldest English words
1655-65; < Latin circumvallātus (past participle of circumvallāre to surround with a wall), equivalent to circum- circum- + vall(um) rampart, wall + -ātus -ate1

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Parts of speech for Circumvallation

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

circumvallation popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 46% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 53% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

circumvallation usage trend in Literature

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