RE: Need a word

Subject: RE: Need a word
From: "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- ga -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, "salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:09:57 -0700

Contains, engulfs, envelops. Just depends what these objects are. Seems like we need more information (well, I do).

Richard is right that set theory uses "contains" but are these collections of discrete objects? You say they're "shapes" -- are they graphic shapes or designs within software? Are they metal parts like washers? Are they biological organisms?

Anyway, sounds like you're getting close with some of the other ideas and you might not be able to say more than you've said. If so, understood.


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Subject: Need a word

Imagine two amoeba-like shapes, one smaller than the other. Both are only represented by their outlines. The smaller amoeba outline appears to have been ingested by the larger amoeba outline, but its boundary does touch that of its larger brethren.

I'm looking for an adjective to describe this condition that is similar to concentric or conjoined, neither of which are 100% accurate in describing this item. The best I've come up with to date is to describe the larger amoeba as the "surrounding region" of the smaller amoeba.


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