Circumventive

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Circumventive Tending to circumvent; deceiving by artifices; deluding.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • circumventive Tending or designed to circumvent; deceiving by artifices; outwitting; deluding.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Circumventive deceiving by artifices
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. venīre, to come.

Usage

In literature:

Well, what can't be done by main courage, in war, must be done by circumvention.
"The Last of the Mohicans" by James Fenimore Cooper
LAWYER, n. One skilled in circumvention of the law.
"The Devil's Dictionary" by Ambrose Bierce
The devil would not be able to peck me out with all his circumventions, for I am of the race of Zopyrus.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
Without further circumvention he went to the safe, and examined it.
"Rolling Stones" by O. Henry
If ever we 're united, 'twill be by a trick of circumvention of that sort, pretty sure.
"Diana of the Crossways, Complete" by George Meredith
In a man like Swift, such circumvention and inconstancy must have excited violent indignation.
"Lives of the Poets: Addison, Savage, and Swift" by Samuel Johnson
The devil would not be able to peck me out with all his circumventions, for I am of the race of Zopyrus.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book II." by Francois Rabelais
I have been abroad, to set on foot a plot of circumvention.
"Clarissa, Volume 6 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
Circumvention with them aims at permanent results which it alone cannot obtain.
"Story of the War in South Africa" by Alfred T. Mahan
In a man like Swift, such circumvention and inconstancy must have excited violent indignation.
"The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes" by Samuel Johnson
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In news:

Union says Pathways Program retains hiring ' circumvention '.
Flaw in Fed Wiretaps Could Allow Circumvention .
Sago investigation dissolving into "travesty," UMWA warns as ICG continues obstruction tactics, circumvention of law.
Web circumvention tools are taking off in many Arab countries undergoing political upheaval.
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In science:

A possible circumvention of this behavior could consist in the existence of different nonlinearity types fi( ¯Ri) in different factor spaces Mi so that their dynamics can decouple one from the other.
The Compactification Problems of Additional Dimensions in Multidimensional Cosmological Theories
XWT Foundation Advisory: Firewall circumvention possible with all browsers.
Attacks on Local Searching Tools
Such indirect quantum measurements follow the template established by Von Neumann whose raison d’tre is a circumvention of strict requirement of a classical measuring device as advocated by Bohr.
Weak Measurements with Entangled Probes
In particular, this sets in motion the formalism of motivic Galois groups, and the theory becomes a very useful circumvention of the standard conjectures.
Variations on a theorem of Tate
We consider the circumvention of relation (8) by states such as |ω i and |λ′′f i as the manifestation of this lack of distinguishability.
Uncertainty Relations and Indistinguishable Particles
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