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Tuesday, October 17, 2000

Definitions for circumambient

  1. Surrounding; being on all sides; encompassing.

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Citations for circumambient
The self owes its form and perhaps its very existence to the circumambient social order. Rom Harre, Personal Being: A Theory for Individual Psychology
Facing reality, then, implies accepting one's essential powerlessness, yielding or adjusting to circumambient forces, taking solace in some local pattern or order that one has created and to which one has become habituated. Yi-Fu Tuan, Escapism
Origin of circumambient
Circumambient is from Latin circum, "around, round about, on all sides" + ambire, "to go around, to surround," from amb-, "on both sides, around" + ire, "to go."