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circumjacent

cir·cum·ja·cent
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sur-kuh m-jey-suh nt]
    • /ˌsɜr kəmˈdʒeɪ sənt/
    • /ˌsɜːk.əm.ˈdʒeɪ.sənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sur-kuh m-jey-suh nt]
    • /ˌsɜr kəmˈdʒeɪ sənt/

Definitions of circumjacent word

  • adjective circumjacent surrounding; lying around 3
  • adjective circumjacent lying around; surrounding. 1
  • noun circumjacent Surrounding. 1

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Origin of circumjacent

First appearance:

before 1480
One of the 25% oldest English words
1480-90; < Latin circumjacent- (stem of circumjacēns, present participle of circumjacēre to lie around), equivalent to circum- circum- + jac- lie + -ent- -ent

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Parts of speech for Circumjacent

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

circumjacent popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 43% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 50% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

circumjacent usage trend in Literature

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