Definition of circumjacent in English:


Line breaks: cir¦cum|ja¦cent
Pronunciation: /ˌsəːkəmˈdʒeɪs(ə)nt


  • Surrounding.
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    • 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.


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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