Meaning of NEIGHBORING in English


Etymology: from present participle of neighbor (III)

1. : that is immediately adjacent or relatively near

where the men from the neighboring towns gathered — Phyllis Duganne

neighboring countries

neighboring planets

2. of atoms or groups in a molecule : attached to atoms united to each other ; especially : attached to carbon atoms united to each other in aliphatic or alicyclic compounds — compare vicinal 3

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