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3 : one of a pair of marks {lang} {rang} (angle brackets ) used to enclose letters or numbers
Mathematicians have long known that the circle is the shortest way to enclose a region of a given area and that the sphere is the most efficient way to enclose a given volume.
enclose is used of putting up barriers (as walls) or a cover around something so as to give it protection or privacy.