Definition:Circumscribe

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Circle around Polygon

A circle is circumscribed around a polygon when its circumference passes through each of the vertices of that polygon:

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Polygon around Circle

A polygon is circumscribed around a circle when each of its sides is tangent to the circumference of the circle:

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Polygon around Polygon

A polygon is circumscribed around another polygon when each of its sides passes through each of the vertices of the other polygon.


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