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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.]
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surrounding; lying around
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(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.
Considering that 25 of the Act's 38 articles addressed trade, access, and development in the Congo River basin and its "circumjacent" regions, the successful campaign against the Congo Free State represents a significant enforcement of the General Act.
One, freedom of trade in the basin of the Congo, its embouchures and circumjacent regions.
The distribution of newborn cracks was relatively uniform, which occurs mostly at the end of the specimen and the circumjacent of the preset central hole and parts of the newly generated cracks did not pass through the preset center holes.
As Bolano writes: "we are going to invent to discover"-not even a comma or an ampersand divides the verbs "invent" and "discover." 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." Such is the "luminous detail" that shines from Kerik's calligram: "even without a bra / something is too tight," which bitingly testifies to the limits of second-wave feminism.
After slotting, stability of cantilever spandrels constrained by circumjacent reinforced concrete belts can be ensured.
Macroscopic examination revealed a ruptured tumour mass with circumjacent hemorrhage, and the ruptured surface showed hemorrhagic and adipose tissue.