adjacent

adjective
ad·​ja·​cent | \ ə-ˈjā-sᵊnt \

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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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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The site is directly adjacent to a major airport and not far from the 395 freeway. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Amazon is getting more than $2 billion for NYC and Virginia expansions," 13 Nov. 2018 The four-story building is adjacent to a public park. Aron Heller, BostonGlobe.com, "Israel exchanges intense fire with Hamas militants in Gaza," 14 July 2018 Organizers changed the address to an adjacent hotel. James T. Areddy, WSJ, "Eric Branstad, Son of U.S. Envoy to China, Used Trump Ties to Lure Business," 29 June 2018 MedGarden’s property is adjacent to a quarry on the 400 block of Knowlton Road in Aston, Delaware County. Sam Wood, Philly.com, "Where the Weed Things Are: Marijuana growers eye former Strawbridge's, U.S. Steel plant," 29 June 2018 Off the Hook, which is adjacent to ‘Ama‘Ama serves wraps, salads, and other casual fare. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "Disney’s Hawiian resort Aulani offers a melting pot of dining options," 8 June 2018 Kravchenko has long been adjacent to the fashion industry. Armen Parsadanov, Vogue, "Why This Ukrainian Stylist Takes Fashion Cues From Her Grandmother," 11 May 2018 The Perryman forest is adjacent to the first property Harford Land Trust acquired for preservation, the 125-acre Forest Greens Lake Preserve, after the nonprofit was formed in the early 1990s. David Anderson, The Aegis, "Harford Land Trust secures funding to purchase 32-acre Perryman Forest," 26 Apr. 2018 Truckee in particular has attracted a fresh crop of remote workers, meaning that this mountain town is no longer a sleepy, ski-resort-adjacent afterthought. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "Why Bay Area Residents Are Flocking to Truckee, California—And You Should Too," 11 Dec. 2018

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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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adjacent

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of adjacent

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

adjacent

adjective
ad·​ja·​cent | \ ə-ˈjā-sᵊnt \

Kids Definition of adjacent

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

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