adjacent

adjective
ad·​ja·​cent | \ ə-ˈjā-sᵊnt How to pronounce adjacent (audio) \

Definition of adjacent

1a : not distant : nearby the city and adjacent suburbs
b : having a common endpoint or border adjacent lots adjacent sides of a triangle
c : immediately preceding or following
2 of two angles : having the vertex and one side in common

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Other Words from adjacent

adjacently adverb

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adjacent, adjoining, contiguous, juxtaposed mean being in close proximity. adjacent may or may not imply contact but always implies absence of anything of the same kind in between. a house with an adjacent garage adjoining definitely implies meeting and touching at some point or line. had adjoining rooms at the hotel contiguous implies having contact on all or most of one side. offices in all 48 contiguous states juxtaposed means placed side by side especially so as to permit comparison and contrast. a skyscraper juxtaposed to a church

Examples of adjacent in a Sentence

The Harrimans owned two large adjacent houses on N Street, one for themselves and one for Averell Harriman's pictures. — Larry McMurtry, New York Times Review of Books, 23 Oct. 2003 Hearing unexpected chords was linked to magnetic activity in a left-brain region known as Broca's area and in adjacent right-brain tissue. — Bruce Bower, Science News, 5 May 2001 The hallways, especially those adjacent to the satellite phone, were crowded with journalists, avid to cover the Taliban takeover … — Michael Ignatieff, New Yorker, 24 Mar. 1997 Digging further in that spot and five adjacent areas, they retrieved 19 skulls, five eggs, over 150 jaws and hundreds of teeth, limbs and bone bits. — Natalie Angier, Time, 8 Oct. 1984 their house is adjacent to a wooded park
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Recent Examples on the Web Construction has begun on a $23.1 million fitness center and adjacent turf playing field — funded partly by the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation — in South Baltimore’s Cherry Hill neighborhood. Hallie Miller, baltimoresun.com, "‘Super Rec Center’ construction begins in South Baltimore’s Cherry Hill," 15 Sep. 2020 The World Series will be at Globe Life Park in Arlington, a retractable roof stadium with artificial turf that opened this year adjacent to the Rangers’ old ballpark. Ronald Blum, SFChronicle.com, "World Series in a coronavirus bubble: all games will be in Rangers’ new park," 15 Sep. 2020 The World Series will be at Globe Life Field in Arlington, a retractable roof stadium with artificial turf that opened this year adjacent to the Rangers' old ballpark. Ronald Blum, Houston Chronicle, "World Series to be played in Arlington, Houston gets earlier round," 15 Sep. 2020 The World Series will be at Globe Life Park in Arlington, a retractable roof stadium with artificial turf that opened this year adjacent to the Rangers' old ballpark. Ronald Blum, chicagotribune.com, "MLB sets postseason bubble locations for Division Series, League Championship Series and World Series," 15 Sep. 2020 The World Series will be at Globe Life Park in Arlington, a retractable roof stadium with artificial turf that opened this year adjacent to the Rangers' old ballpark. The Salt Lake Tribune, "World Series to be played at Arlington, the first time at one site since 1944," 15 Sep. 2020 The victim was found near a tree in the small field adjacent to Doug Mason’s driveway. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "Man’s body found in west Jefferson County field; investigation underway," 14 Sep. 2020 As the game was in the second inning, Young was throwing in the alleyway adjacent to the railroad tracks on the south side of Chase Field. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, "Diamondbacks’ Alex Young takes to the streets to warm up for relief outing," 13 Sep. 2020 South Milwaukee is looking for resident input via an online survey on what to make of 2.7 acres of land the city owns adjacent to Da Crusher statue near 11th and Madison avenues. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What should be built next to Da Crusher statue in South Milwaukee? The city wants residents' input.," 11 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of adjacent

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for adjacent

Middle English, borrowed from Anglo-French agisaunt, adjesant, borrowed from Latin adjacent-, adjacens, present participle of adjacēre "to lie near, border on," from ad- ad- + jacēre "to lie," stative derivative from the base of jacere "to throw" — more at jet entry 3

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The first known use of adjacent was in the 15th century

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20 Sep 2020

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“Adjacent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adjacent. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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adjacent

adjective
How to pronounce adjacent (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of adjacent

: close or near : sharing a border, wall, or point

adjacent

adjective
ad·​ja·​cent | \ ə-ˈjā-sᵊnt How to pronounce adjacent (audio) \

Kids Definition of adjacent

: next to or near something My sister sleeps in the adjacent room.

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