Vicinal meaning

vĭsə-nəl
Of, belonging to, or restricted to a limited area or neighborhood; local.
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Relating to or being a local road.
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(mineralogy) Approximating, resembling, or taking the place of a fundamental crystalline form or face.
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(chemistry) Of or relating to the consecutive positions on a ring or chain of carbon atoms.
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Neighboring; nearby.
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(mineralogy) Designating faces on a crystal that approximate or take the place of fundamental planes.
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Of or pertaining to a neighborhood; neighboring.
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(chemistry) Describing identical atoms or groups attached to nearby (especially adjacent) atoms in a molecule.
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(mineralogy) Describing subordinate planes on a crystal, which are very near to the fundamental planes in angles, and sometimes take their place.
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Origin of vicinal

  • Latin vīcīnālis from vīcīnus neighboring vicinity

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin vīcīnālis.

    From Wiktionary