interjacent

[ in-ter-jey-suh nt ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈdʒeɪ sənt /
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adjective

between or among others; intervening; intermediate.

Nearby words

  1. interiority,
  2. interiorize,
  3. interiorly,
  4. interisland,
  5. interj.,
  6. interject,
  7. interjection,
  8. interjectionalize,
  9. interjectory,
  10. interjoin

Origin of interjacent

1585–95; < Latin interjacent- (stem of interjacēns) present participle of interjacēre to lie between. See inter-, adjacent

Related formsin·ter·ja·cence, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for interjacent

interjacent

/ (ˌɪntəˈdʒeɪsənt) /

adjective

located in between; intervening

Word Origin for interjacent

C16: from Latin interjacēnt-, from interjacēre, from inter- + jacēre to lie

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Word Origin and History for interjacent

interjacent

adj.

1590s, from Latin interiacentem (nominative interiacens) "lying between," present participle of interiacere "to lie between," from inter- (see inter-) + iacere (see jet (v.)).

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