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circumjacent

[sur-kuh m-jey-suh nt] /ˌsɜr kəmˈdʒeɪ sənt/
adjective
1.
lying around; surrounding.
Origin
1480-1490
1480-90; < Latin circumjacent- (stem of circumjacēns, present participle of circumjacēre to lie around), equivalent to circum- circum- + jac- lie + -ent- -ent
Related forms
circumjacence, circumjacency, noun
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Word Origin and History for circumjacence

circumjacent

adj.

late 15c., from Latin circumiacens, present participle of circumiacere "to border upon, to lie round about, enjoin," from circum- "around" (see circum-) + iacere "to throw, cast, hurl" (see jet (v.)). Related: Circumjacence; circumjacency.

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