cir·​cum·​ja·​cent ˌsər-kəm-ˈjā-sᵊnt How to pronounce circumjacent (audio)
: lying adjacent on all sides : surrounding

Word History


Latin circumjacent-, circumjacens, present participle of circumjacēre to lie around, from circum- + jacēre to lie — more at adjacent

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of circumjacent was in the 15th century

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“Circumjacent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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