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Meaning of adjacent by Wiktionary Dictionary

adjacent


    Etymology

    Latin adiacēns, adiacentis .

    Pronunciation

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

    Adjective

    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 .

    Synonyms

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

    Antonyms

    Related terms

    • adjacency
    • adjacently

    Noun

    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.

    Preposition

    adjacent

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


Explanation of adjacent by Wordnet Dictionary

adjacent


    Adjective
    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

    adjacent


    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.