Pronunciation: (su-roun'ding), [key]
1. something that surrounds.
2. surroundings,environing things, circumstances, conditions, etc.; environment: He was too sick to be aware of his surroundings.
3. the act of encircling or enclosing.
1. enclosing or encircling.
2. being the environment or adjacent area.
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