Vicinal planes(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.

(Vic"ine) a. [L. vicinus: cf. F. voisin.] Near; neighboring; vicinal. [R.] Glanvill.

(Vic"ine) n. (Chem.) An alkaloid ex tracted from the seeds of the vetch (Vicia sativa) as a white crystalline substance.

(Vi*cin"i*ty) n. [L. vicinitas, from vicinus neighboring, near, from vicus a row of houses, a village; akin to Gr. o'i^kos a house, Skr. veça a house, viç to enter, Goth. weihs town: cf. OF. vicinité. Cf. Diocese, Economy, Parish, Vicinage, Wick a village.]

1. The quality or state of being near, or not remote; nearness; propinquity; proximity; as, the value of the estate was increased by the vicinity of two country seats.

A vicinity of disposition and relative tempers.
Jer. Taylor.

2. That which is near, or not remote; that which is adjacent to anything; adjoining space or country; neighborhood. "The vicinity of the sun." Bentley.

Syn. — Neighborhood; vicinage. See Neighborhood.

(Vi`ci*os"i*ty) n. Vitiosity. [R.]

(Vi"cious) a. [OF. vicious, F. vicieux, fr. L. vitiosus, fr. vitium vice. See Vice a fault.]

1. Characterized by vice or defects; defective; faulty; imperfect.

Though I perchance am vicious in my guess.

The title of these lords was vicious in its origin.

A charge against Bentley of vicious reasoning.
De Quincey.

2. Addicted to vice; corrupt in principles or conduct; depraved; wicked; as, vicious children; vicious examples; vicious conduct.

Who . . . heard this heavy curse,
Servant of servants, on his vicious race.

3. Wanting purity; foul; bad; noxious; as, vicious air, water, etc. Dryden.

4. Not correct or pure; corrupt; as, vicious language; vicious idioms.

5. Not well tamed or broken; given to bad tricks; unruly; refractory; as, a vicious horse.

6. Bitter; spiteful; malignant. [Colloq.]

Syn. — Corrupt; faulty; wicked; depraved.

Vi"cious*ly, adv.Vi"cious*ness, n.

(Vi*cis"si*tude) n. [L. vicissitudo, fr. vicis change, turn: cf. F. vicissitude. See Vicarious.]

(Vic"i*nal) a. [L. vicinalis: cf. F. vicinal.] Near; vicine. T. Warton.

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