circumspection

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French circumspection, from Latin circumspectio; surface analysis circum- +‎ spect +‎ -ion, "looking [all] around" (as compared with the opposite concept, embodied as tunnel vision or blinders)

Noun[edit]

circumspection (countable and uncountable, plural circumspections)

  1. Attention to all the facts and circumstances of a case; consideration of all that is pertinent.
  2. Caution; watchfulness; vigilance.

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