Meaning of circumjacent in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsəːkəmˈdʒeɪs(ə)nt/


  • Surrounding.

    ‘the circumjacent parts of the mouth’
    • ‘Thus does the earth rotate together with its circumjacent waters and encircling atmosphere.’
    • ‘This leads to late diagnosis, with progressive bone lysis affecting important circumjacent structures.’
    • ‘Light-reflecting displays are ideally suited for eyes, as the difference between the light exposure of the display and the circumjacent background is automatically eliminated.’
    • ‘More than 1,000 music teachers from Guangzhou and circumjacent places will get together here.’
    • ‘The city and its circumjacent area integrated nearly 1000 cultural media companies.’
    neighbouring, nearby, near, neighbourhood, local


Late 15th century from Latin circumjacent- ‘lying round about, bordering upon’, from the verb circumjacere, from circum ‘around’ + jacere ‘to lie’.