Encirclement - definition, transcription

Amer.  |enˈsɝːkəlmənt|
Brit.  |ɪnˈsɜːklmənt|

noun

- a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy (syn: blockade)

Examples

A crowd of reporters encircled the mayor.

...communication satellites encircling the earth...

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