- The definition of adjacent is next to or nearby.
An example of adjacent is two houses that are next to one another.
Two adjacent houses.
Origin of adjacentClassical Latin adjacens, present participle of adjacere, to lie near ; from ad-, to + jacere, to lie, throw: see jet
- Close to; lying near: adjacent cities.
- Next to; adjoining: adjacent garden plots.
Origin of adjacentMiddle English, from Latin adiacēns, adiacent-, present participle of adiacēre, to lie near : ad-, ad- + iacēre, to lie; see yē- in Indo-European roots.
- (US) Next to; adjacent to; beside.
Latin adiacēns, adiacentis.
adjacent - Legal Definition