Two adjacent houses.
The definition of adjacent is next to or nearby.
An example of adjacent is two houses that are next to one another.
near or close (to something); adjoining
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
Laying near or close by, but not necessarily connected. See also adjoining.