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English noun: enclosure

1. enclosure (artifact) a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose

Broader (hypernym)area

Narrower (hyponym)cage, cargo area, cargo deck, cargo hold, catchall, chamber, compound, coop, dock, dog pound, echo chamber, hold, lock, lock chamber, nacelle, niche, pen, pen, pit, playpen, plenum, pound, recess, storage area, vivarium, yard

2. enclosure (act) the act of enclosing something inside something else

Synonymsenclosing, envelopment, inclosure

Broader (hypernym)insertion, introduction, intromission

Narrower (hyponym)boxing, encasement, incasement, packing

3. enclosure (object) a naturally enclosed space

Synonymsnatural enclosure

Broader (hypernym)space

Narrower (hyponym)cavern, matrix

4. enclosure (communication) something (usually a supporting document) that is enclosed in an envelope with a covering letter


Broader (hypernym)document, papers, written document

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