Enclosure meaning

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The definition of an enclosure is something that keeps people or things inside.

An example of an enclosure is a fenced-in yard.

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Something enclosed.
  • An enclosed place or area.
  • A document, money, etc. enclosed as with a letter.
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Something enclosed.

A business letter with a supplemental enclosure.

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(countable) Something enclosed, i.e. inserted into a letter or similar package.

There was an enclosure with the letter — a photo.

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A boxlike container for a speaker.
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(uncountable) The act of enclosing, i.e. the insertion or inclusion of an item in a letter or package.

The enclosure of a photo with your letter is appreciated.

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(countable) An area, domain, or amount of something partially or entirely enclosed by barriers.

He faced punishment for creating the fenced enclosure in a public park.

The glass enclosure holds the mercury vapor.

The winning horse was first into the unsaddling enclosure.

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An enclosing or being enclosed.
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Something, as a fence or wall, that encloses.
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In England, the gradual process by which communal land was divided into privately owned parcels enclosed by hedges and fences.
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(uncountable) The act of separating and surrounding an area, domain, or amount of something with a barrier.

The enclosure of public land is against the law.

The experiment requires the enclosure of mercury vapor in a glass tube.

At first, untrained horses resist enclosure.

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(uncountable, British History) The post-feudal process of subdivision of common lands for individual ownership.

Strip-farming disappeared after enclosure.

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(religion) The area of a convent, monastery, etc where access is restricted to community members.
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Something that encloses.
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