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surrounding

[ suh-roun-ding ]
/ səˈraʊn dɪŋ /
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noun

something that surrounds.
surroundings, environing things, circumstances, conditions, etc.; environment: He was too sick to be aware of his surroundings.
the act of encircling or enclosing.

adjective

enclosing or encircling.
being the environment or adjacent area.

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Origin of surrounding

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English: literally “inundation”; see origin at surround, -ing1, -ing2
2. See environment.
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