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nĕkst
adjective
Nearest in space or position; adjacent.
The next room.
American Heritage
Just before or after in time, space, degree, or rank; nearest; immediately preceding or following.
Webster's New World
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.
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Being closer to the present location than all other items.

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adverb
In the time, place, degree, or rank nearest, or immediately preceding or following.
Webster's New World
On the first subsequent occasion.
When next we meet.
Webster's New World
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.
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noun
The next person or thing.
The next will be better.
American Heritage
The one immediately following.
Webster's New World
One whose turn is next, as in being served.
Webster's New World
preposition
Beside; nearest to.
Sit next the tree.
Webster's New World
On the side of; next to.
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determiner
The one immediately following the current or most recent one.
Next week would be a good time to meet.
I'll know better next time.
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Closest to seven days (one week) in the future.

The party is next Tuesday; that is, not this Tuesday, but nine days from now.
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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.

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(closest to seven days ahead): last, this.

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Origin of Next

  • From Middle English nexte, nest, from Old English nÄ«ehst (“nearest, next"), superlative form of nÄ“ah (“nigh, near"), corresponding to Proto-Germanic *nÄ“hwist (“nearest, closest"). Cognate with Old Norse næstr (Danish næste), Dutch naast, German nächst, Persian نزد (nazd, “near, with").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English nexte from Old English nīehsta, nēhst superlative of nēah near

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

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