adjective Etymology: Latin circumjacent-, circumjacens, present participle of circumjacēre to lie around, from circum- + jacēre to lie — more at adjacent Date: 15th century lying adjacent on all sides ; surrounding

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  • Circumjacent — Cir cum*ja cent, a. [L. circumjacens, p. pr. of circumjacere; circum + jac[=e]re to lie.] Lying round; bordering on every side. T. Fuller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Circumjăcent — (v. lat.), umherliegend …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Circumjacent — Circumjacent, umherliegend …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • circumjacent — (adj.) late 15c., from L. circumiacens, prp. of circumiacere to border upon, to lie round about, enjoin, from circum around (see CIRCUM (Cf. circum )) + iacere to throw, cast, hurl (see JET (Cf. jet) (v.)). Related: Circumjacence …   Etymology dictionary

  • circumjacent — circumjacence, circumjacency, n. /serr keuhm jay seuhnt/, adj. lying around; surrounding. [1480 90; < L circumjacent (s. of circumjacens, prp. of circumjacere to lie around), equiv. to circum CIRCUM + jac lie + ent ENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • circumjacent — adjective lying around; surrounding ...he had established his fame and dominion over the circumjacent tribes (The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire ch. 64) …   Wiktionary

  • circumjacent — [ˌsə:kəm dʒeɪs(ə)nt] adjective archaic surrounding. Origin C15: from L. circumjacent , circumjacere lie round about, border upon …   English new terms dictionary

  • circumjacent — cir•cum•ja•cent [[t]ˌsɜr kəmˈdʒeɪ sənt[/t]] adj. lying around; surrounding • Etymology: 1480–90; < L circumjacent < circumjacēre to lie around …   From formal English to slang

  • circumjacent — cir·cum·ja·cent || ‚sɜːkÉ™m dÊ’eɪsÉ™nt adj. lying around; bordering on every side …   English contemporary dictionary

  • circumjacent — a. Surrounding, encompassing, encircling, ambient, circumambient, environing, enfolding, enclosing, lying around …   New dictionary of synonyms

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