Definition of encompassment in US English:

encompassment

noun

  • See encompass

    • ‘Same-sex siblings particularly and the members of the sibling set are considered to be ‘as one’, but there is a hierarchical encompassment in this unity based on birth order.’
    • ‘Nor does it unproblematically endorse modernity and globalization which, via colonialism, postcolonial dependence, and transnational capitalist encompassment, have fuelled the grim conditions now widely noted.’
    • ‘At the confluence of agrarian and suburban landscapes, the building's encompassment of so many forces and imagery without is a productive strategy.’