non·​ad·​ja·​cent ˌnän-ə-ˈjā-sᵊnt How to pronounce nonadjacent (audio)
: not adjacent: such as
: not having a common endpoint or border
nonadjacent buildings/rooms
of two angles : not having the vertex and one side in common

Examples of nonadjacent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The regulations specify that AVAS sounds must cover four separate, nonadjacent octave bands. John Seabrook, The New Yorker, 1 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonadjacent was in 1879

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“Nonadjacent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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