Adjacent Definition

ə-jāsənt
adjective
Close to; lying near.
Adjacent cities.
American Heritage
Near or close (to something); adjoining.
Webster's New World
Next to; adjoining.
Adjacent garden plots.
American Heritage

Laying near or close by, but not necessarily connected. See also adjoining.

Webster's New World Law
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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noun

Something that lies next to something else, especially the side of a right triangle that is neither the hypotenuse nor the opposite.

Wiktionary
preposition

(US) Next to; adjacent to; beside.

Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Adjacent

Noun

Singular:
adjacent
Plural:
adjacents

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

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