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Lying around; surrounding.

[Latin circumiacēns, circumiacent-, present participle of circumiacēre, to lie around : circum-, circum- + iacēre, to lie; see yē- in Indo-European roots.]


surrounding; lying around


(ˌsɜr kəmˈdʒeɪ sənt)

lying around; surrounding.
[1480–90; < Latin circumjacent- <circumjacēre to lie around]
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He found himself on one of the many circumjacent mountain-ridges with which we are acquainted by means of Dr.
Pumblechook might have said, the lap of luxury - being entirely furnished forth from the coffee-house - the circumjacent region of sitting-room was of a comparatively pastureless and shifty character: imposing on the waiter the wandering habits of putting the covers on the floor (where he fell over them), the melted butter in the armchair, the bread on the bookshelves, the cheese in the coalscuttle, and the boiled fowl into my bed in the next room - where I found much of its parsley and butter in a state of congelation when I retired for the night.
Even," proceeds Sir Leicester, glancing at the circumjacent cousins on sofas and ottomans, "even in many--in fact, in most--of those places in which the government has carried it against a faction--"
They give a reality to the circumjacent picture which such a vanishing meteorous appearance can ill spare.
In those days the Cafe Ture was the rendezvous of the fashionable society of the Marais, the faubourg Saint-Antoine, and the circumjacent regions.
One, freedom of trade in the basin of the Congo, its embouchures and circumjacent regions.
This synthetic and borderless model of invention--investigation is also an art of extreme precision in which a single fact, as Ezra Pound wrote, "give[s] one a sudden insight into circumjacent conditions, into their causes, their effects, into sequence, and law" and thereby "vivifies one's total perception of relations.
Since this is a photodynamic agent, it absorbs certain ultraviolet wavelengths (UV), becomes active, and transmits this extra energy to the circumjacent cells, which results in cell injury (14).
Macroscopic examination revealed a ruptured tumour mass with circumjacent hemorrhage, and the ruptured surface showed hemorrhagic and adipose tissue.
But it's a diamond on a dunghill, if ever there was: for the grimy squalor of the whole vast circumjacent district is inexpressible" (letter, 10 October 1872, Complete Letters of Henry James, 1872-1876, ed.
As Paterson explained in the Preface, the weakness of previous works (including his own) was that they contained only the line of the road without affording the least idea of the circumjacent country, or describing any of those beautiful seats and other remarkable objects which attract the Travellers attention, and excite a curiosity he cannot get satisfied'.
Immunostaining for both markers was detected in the nucleus of muscle cells and circumjacent areas.