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1. Of, belonging to, or restricted to a limited area or neighborhood; local.
2. Relating to or being a local road, especially one in ancient Britain.
3. Mineralogy Approximating, resembling, or taking the place of a fundamental crystalline form or face.
4. Chemistry Of or relating to the consecutive positions on a ring or chain of carbon atoms.
[Latin vīcīnālis, from vīcīnus, neighboring; see vicinity.]
2. (Human Geography) (esp of roads) of or relating to a locality or neighbourhood
3. (Chemistry) chem relating to or designating two adjacent atoms to which groups are attached in a chain
[C17: from Latin vīcīnālis nearby, from vīcīnus, from vīcus a neighbourhood]
vic•i•nal(ˈvɪs ə nl)
1. of, pertaining to, or belonging to a neighborhood or district.
3. noting a crystal plane whose position varies very little from that of a fundamental plane of the form.
[1615–25; < Latin vīcīnālis, derivative of vīcīn(us) near; see vicinity]
vicinal, vicinity - Vicinal, from Latin vicus, "group of houses," means "of or pertaining to a neighborhood"—hence, vicinity.
See also related terms for houses.
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