- of, relating to, or belonging to a neighborhood or district.
- neighboring; adjacent.
- Crystallography. noting a plane the position of which varies very little from that of a fundamental plane of the form.
Origin of vicinal
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Examples from the Web for vicinal
What is the difference between a natural and a vicinal location?Introduction to the Science of Sociology
Robert E. Park
Then the gates of the Vicinal Way and that of the Bridge were closed.London
Here we have the interplay of the forces of natural and vicinal location.Influences of Geographic Environment
Ellen Churchill Semple
We find here some instances of those long, straight roads which it seems to be the highest ideal of the Vicinal Committee to make.Normandy
G. E. Mitton
The sides of the pits and elevations are bounded by small faces which have the character of vicinal faces.
- (esp of roads) of or relating to a locality or neighbourhood
- 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
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