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Syllabification: neigh·bor·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈnābəriNG
(British neighbouring)

Definition of neighboring in English:


Next to or very near another place; adjacent: a couple at a neighboring table neighboring countries
More example sentences
  • My research takes place in my own study or in the libraries of neighboring research institutions.
  • The mean annual survival rates of female turkeys in Connecticut were similar to rates reported in neighboring states.
  • Yet he does not make any effort to make people in neighboring countries understand his actions.
adjacent, adjoining, bordering, connecting, abutting;
proximate, near, close, close/near at hand, next-door, nearby, in the vicinity

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