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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


Synonymsinclosure


Broader (hypernym)document, papers, written document









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