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Meaning of adjacent by Wiktionary Dictionary



    Latin adiacēns, adiacentis .


    • ( UK, US ) IPA: /əˈdʒeɪ.sənt/, SAMPA: /@"dZeI.s@nt/


    adjacent ( not comparable )

    1. Lying next to, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on .
      Because the conference room is filled, we will have our meeting in the adjacent room .
    2. Just before, after, or facing .
      The picture is on the adjacent page .


    • ( lying next to ): abutting, adjoining, contiguous, juxtaposed, near


    Related terms

    • adjacency
    • adjacently


    adjacent ( plural: adjacents )

    1. Something that lies next to something else, especially the side of a right triangle that is neither the hypotenuse nor the opposite.



    1. ( US ) Next to; adjacent to; beside .

Explanation of adjacent by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. near or close to but not necessarily touching

    2. lands adjacent to the mountains
      New York and adjacent cities
    3. nearest in space or position

    4. had adjacent rooms
    5. having a common boundary or edge

    Definition of adjacent by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Adjacent a. [L. adjacens, -centis, p. pr. of adjacere to lie near; ad + jacēre to lie: cf. F. adjacent.] Lying near, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on; as, “a field adjacent to the highway”. “The adjacent forest.” B. Jonson.

      Adjacent or contiguous angle. ( Geom. ) See Angle.

      Syn. -- Adjoining; contiguous; near. -- Adjacent, Adjoining, Contiguous. Things are adjacent when they lie close each other, not necessary in actual contact; as, “adjacent fields, adjacent villages, etc.”

      I find that all Europe with her adjacent isles is peopled with Christians. Howell.

      Things are adjoining when they meet at some line or point of junction; as, adjoining farms, an adjoining highway. What is spoken of as contiguous should touch with some extent of one side or the whole of it; as, a row of contiguous buildings; a wood contiguous to a plain.

    2. Adjacent, n. That which is adjacent. [R.] Locke.