包囲する。包含する。to include a large number or range of things/to surround or cover sth completely※
・… the scope of the claim might encompass a large number of alternatives, some of which correspond to non-working embodiments. (https://www.epo.org/law-practice/legal-texts/html/guidelines/e/f_iii_5_1.htm)
・The general practice when drafting the claim set for a patent application is to include the claims which encompass the broadest range of the invention but still fall short of capturing the prior art. (https://www.upcounsel.com/patent-embodiment)
・The invention encompasses a method for treating a human cancer patient comprising administering to the patient a recombinant MVA encoding a polypeptide comprising a human prostate-specific antigen (PSA) antigen and a polypeptide a human prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP) antigen. (http://bit.ly/2Jyifta)
・… all ranges disclosed herein are to be understood to encompass any and all subranges subsumed therein. (https://patents.google.com/patent/US20060252070)
※“encompass”. Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary of Current English. Oxford University Press, 9th ed., 2015, p.504.