- The definition of next is just before or after.
An example of next used as an adjective is in the phrase "next week," which means the week following this one.
- Next is defined as in the space immediately before or after.
An example of next used as an adverb is the phrase "when we next meet," which means the time that we meet again after this one.
- Next means the one immediately following.
An example of next used as a noun is in the sentence, "He's the next in line," which means that he is following in line.
next definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English nexte ; from Old English neahst, niehst, superlative of neah, nigh
- in the time, place, degree, or rank nearest, or immediately preceding or following
- on the first subsequent occasion: when next we meet
- the one immediately following
- Informal one's turn to be next, as in being served
next definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Nearest in space or position; adjacent: the next room.
- Immediately following, as in time, order, or sequence: next week; the next item on the list.
- In the time, order, or place nearest or immediately following: reading this book next; our next oldest child.
- On the first subsequent occasion: when next I write.
Origin: Middle English nexte, from Old English nīehsta, nēhst, superlative of nēah, near.
next - Computer Definition
The unwanted coupling of energy between two circuits or channels occurring at the near end of the link, that is, at the end closest to the point of signal origin. Since at that point the outgoing downstream signal is at maximum strength and the incoming upstream signal is at minimum strength, the signals can couple quite easily if the attenuation-to-crosstalk ratio (ACR) is not maintained at acceptable levels. NEXT is a particularly significant issue at the network side of the connection for V.90 modems and ADSL services, as the pair count of the cables is quite high at the central office (CO) and, therefore, there are many opportunities for co-channel interference. However, ACR can be managed much more effectively at the edge of the telco network than at the customer premises. Far-end crosstalk (FEXT) occurs at the far end of the link. It is in consideration of the phenomenon of crosstalk and the differences between NEXT and FEXT, that V.90 modems and most DSL services are asymmetric, with the higher frequencies on the downstream side (i.e., from the edge of the telco network to the customer premises) in support of greater bandwidth in that direction. See also ADSL, asymmetric, bandwidth, channel, circuit, CO, crosstalk, downstream, frequency, interference, link, FEXT, signal, upstream, and V.90.
(1) A computer company that became a software company and then merged into Apple. NeXT Computer was founded in Redwood City, California, in 1985 by Steven Jobs, co-founder of Apple. In 1988, it introduced a high-resolution workstation housed in a black cube that used the Motorola 68K CPU and ran under the NextStep operating system. The computer was discontinued in 1993, at which time NexT became NeXT Software and focused on OpenStep, the object-oriented development environment of NextStep, which was made available on x86, Sun and HP machines. In 1996, NeXT Software was acquired by Apple and Steve Jobs returned to the company he helped create.
(2) (NEXT) (Near End Cross(X) Talk) A measurement of crosstalk between two wire pairs. It is the difference in signal strength between the interfering pair and the interfered pair. The higher the number, the less crosstalk. See FEXT and PSNEXT.
next - Phrases/Idioms
get next toâ
next door (to)
- in, at, or to the next house, building, etc. (adjacent to)
- almost; nearly
- beside; adjacent to
- Informal following in order of preference next to eating, he likes jogging best
- Adjacent to: the car next to hers.
- Following in order or degree: Next to skiing, she likes hiking.
- Almost; practically: next to impossible.