Definition of circumjacent in English:

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circumjacent

Pronunciation: /ˌsəːkəmˈdʒeɪs(ə)nt/

adjective

archaic
Surrounding.
Example sentences
  • Thus does the earth rotate together with its circumjacent waters and encircling atmosphere.
  • This leads to late diagnosis, with progressive bone lysis affecting important circumjacent structures.
  • Light-reflecting displays are ideally suited for eyes, as the difference between the light exposure of the display and the circumjacent background is automatically eliminated.

Origin

Late 15th century: from Latin circumjacent- 'lying round about, bordering upon', from the verb circumjacere, from circum 'around' + jacere 'to lie'.

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