from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of, belonging to, or restricted to a limited area or neighborhood; local.
- adjective Relating to or being a local road.
- adjective Mineralogy Approximating, resembling, or taking the place of a fundamental crystalline form or face.
- adjective Chemistry Of or relating to the consecutive positions on a ring or chain of carbon atoms.
from The Century Dictionary.
- In organ. chem., noting the proximity, in the molecule of a cyclic compound, of two or more substituting groups or atoms. It is used especially of derivatives of benzene having groups in the positions 1,2,3.
- Near; neighboring. [Rare.]
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Near; vicine.
- adjective (Organic Chem.) Having the substituted groups on the same carbon atom.
- adjective (Min.) subordinate planes on a crystal, which are very near to the fundamental planes in angles, and sometimes take their place. They have in general very complex symbols.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Of or pertaining to a
- adjective chemistry Describing identical
atomsor groupsattached to nearby (especially adjacent) atoms in a molecule.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective belonging to or limited to a vicinity
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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If I were to follow my poor Joliet through all his transmigrations and metempsychoses, as I have learned them by his hints, allusions and confessions, I should show him by turns working a rope ferry, where the stupid and indolent cattle, whose business it is to draw men, were drawn by him; then letter-carrier; supernumerary and call-boy in a village theatre; road-mender on a vicinal route; then a beadle,
The stronger the vicinal location, the more dependent is the people upon the neighboring states, but the more potent the influence which it can, under certain circumstances, exert upon them.
A people has, therefore, a twofold location, an immediate one, based upon their actual territory, and a mediate or vicinal one, growing out of its relations to the countries nearest them.
NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, as affected by natural or vicinal location,
What is the difference between a natural and a vicinal location?
He made a fire and began to broil them; the bride searched the vicinal woods for dried branches to feed the fire.
The more alike the components of such a vicinal group of people, the easier, freer and more effective will be the mediating function of the central one.
The forms of vicinal location thus far considered presuppose a compact or continuous distribution, such as characterizes the more fertile and populous areas of the earth.
Here location at the two extremities of the peninsula has involved a striking difference in ethnic infusions in the two districts, different historical careers owing to different vicinal grouping, and dissimilar geographic conditions.
The contrasted grouping is reflected in both, the lower animals and the peoples inhabiting these respectively vicinal and remote lands.