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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-buht-l]
    • /əˈbʌt l/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-buht-l]
    • /əˈbʌt l/

Definitions of abuttal word

  • noun abuttal abuttals. those parts of one piece of land that abut on adjacent lands; boundaries. Also, buttals. Law. the boundary lines of a piece of land in relation to adjacent lands. 1
  • noun abuttal the act or state of abutting. 1
  • noun abuttal (rare, plural only) The butting or boundary of land, particularly at the end; buttals. (First attested in the early 17th century.). 1
  • noun abuttal An abutment. 0
  • noun abuttal The act of abutting. 0

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Origin of abuttal

First appearance:

before 1620
One of the 42% oldest English words
First recorded in 1620-30; abut + -al2

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Parts of speech for Abuttal


abuttal popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 53% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for abuttal

noun abuttal

  • perimeter — the border or outer boundary of a two-dimensional figure.
  • barrier — A barrier is something such as a rule, law, or policy that makes it difficult or impossible for something to happen or be achieved.
  • borderline — The borderline between two different or opposite things is the division between them.
  • frontier — the part of a country that borders another country; boundary; border.
  • confines — limits; boundaries

Antonyms for abuttal

noun abuttal

  • inside — on the inner side or part of; within: inside the circle; inside the envelope.
  • interior — being within; inside of anything; internal; inner; further toward a center: the interior rooms of a house.
  • middle — equally distant from the extremes or outer limits; central: the middle point of a line; the middle singer in a trio.
  • minimum — the least quantity or amount possible, assignable, allowable, or the like.
  • center — a point equally distant from all points on the circumference of a circle or surface of a sphere

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