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Vicinal (logology)

For other uses, see vicinal

A vicinal is a logological term for a word where all its letters have "alphabetic neighbors". For instance, if a word has an "O" in it, to be a vicinal it must also have an "N" and/or a "P". If none of the letters have alphabetic neighbors, it is known as a nonvicinal.

Some common vicinals: Blacksmith, Documents, Done, Fights, High, On, Sport, This

Some common nonvicinals: As, In, Intelligibility, Lacqueying, Mississippi, Mortgage, The

Some common words that are neither vicinals nor nonvicinals (i.e. some, not all, letters have alphabetic neighbors): About, Almanac, Dictionary, Times, Wisconsin

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