vicinal

vicinal

[vis-uh-nl]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or belonging to a neighborhood or district.
2.
neighboring; adjacent.
3.
Crystallography. noting a plane the position of which varies very little from that of a fundamental plane of the form.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin vīcīnālis, equivalent to vīcīn(us) near + -ālis -al1; see vicinity

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vicinal (ˈvɪsɪnəl)
 
adj
1.  neighbouring
2.  (esp of roads) of or relating to a locality or neighbourhood
3.  chem relating to or designating two adjacent atoms to which groups are attached in a chain
 
[C17: from Latin vīcīnālis nearby, from vīcīnus, from vīcus a neighbourhood]

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