Adjacent meaning

ə-jāsənt
The definition of adjacent is next to or nearby.

An example of adjacent is two houses that are next to one another.

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Near or close (to something); adjoining.
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Laying near or close by, but not necessarily connected. See also adjoining.
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Close to; lying near.

Adjacent cities.

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Next to; adjoining.

Adjacent garden plots.

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Just before, after, or facing.

The picture is on the adjacent page.

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Lying next to, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on.

Because the conference room is filled, we will have our meeting in the adjacent room.

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Something that lies next to something else, especially the side of a right triangle that is neither the hypotenuse nor the opposite.
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(US) Next to; adjacent to; beside.
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Origin of adjacent

  • Middle English from Latin adiacēns adiacent- present participle of adiacēre to lie near ad- ad- iacēre to lie yē- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin adiacēns, adiacentis.

    From Wiktionary