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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section II. Dimensions
3. Centrical Dimensions
1. General
 
227. Circumjacence.
 
  
NOUN:CIRCUMJACENCE or circumjacency, circumfluence [rare], circumambience environment, encompassment; atmosphere, medium; surroundings, entourage [F.].
  OUTPOST; border (edge) [See Edge]; girdle (circumference) [See Outline]; outskirts, boulevards, suburbs, purlieus, precincts, faubourgs [F.], environs, environment, entourage, banlieue [F.], neighborhood, vicinage, vicinity.
  
VERB:LIE AROUND &c. adv.; surround, beset, compass, encompass, environ, inclose or enclose, encircle, encincture [rare], circle, girdle, ensphere, hedge, embrace, circumvent, lap, gird; belt; begird, engird; skirt, twine round; hem in (circumscribe) [See Circumscription]; beleaguer, invest, besiege, beset, blockade.
  
ADJECTIVE:CIRCUMJACENT, circumambient, circumfluent; ambient; surrounding &c. v.; circumferential, suburban.
  
ADVERB:AROUND, about; without; on every side, on all sides; right and left, all round, roundabout.

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