vicinal

[ vis-uh-nl ]
/ ˈvɪs ə nl /
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adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. vichy government,
  2. vichy water,
  3. vichyite,
  4. vichyssoise,
  5. vicinage,
  6. vicinity,
  7. vicious,
  8. vicious circle,
  9. viciously,
  10. vicissitude

Origin of vicinal

1615–25; < Latin vīcīnālis, equivalent to vīcīn(us) near + -ālis -al1; see vicinity

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British Dictionary definitions for vicinal

vicinal

/ (ˈvɪsɪnəl) /

adjective

neighbouring
(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

Word Origin for vicinal

C17: from Latin vīcīnālis nearby, from vīcīnus, from vīcus a neighbourhood

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