circonspection

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin circumspectiō (looking around, circumspection), from circumspiciō (to look around). Synchronically analysable as circonspect +‎ -tion.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /siʁ.kɔ̃s.pɛk.sjɔ̃/
  • (file)
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

circonspection f (plural circonspections)

  1. circumspection (attention to all the facts and circumstances)

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