Definitions for adjacentəˈdʒeɪ sənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ad•ja•cent*əˈdʒeɪ sənt(adj.)

  1. lying near, close, or contiguous; adjoining.

  2. just before, after, or facing:

    an adjacent page.

* Syn: See adjoining.

Origin of adjacent:

1400–50; < L adjacent-, s. of adjacēns, prp. of adjacēre to adjoin =ad-ad - +jacēre to lie

ad•ja′cent•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. adjacent, next, side by side(p)(adj)

    nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space

    "had adjacent rooms"; "in the next room"; "the person sitting next to me"; "our rooms were side by side"

  2. adjacent, conterminous, contiguous, neighboring(a)(adj)

    having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching

    "Rhode Island has two bordering states; Massachusetts and Conncecticut"; "the side of Germany conterminous with France"; "Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho"; "neighboring cities"

  3. adjacent(adj)

    near or close to but not necessarily touching

    "lands adjacent to the mountains"; "New York and adjacent cities"

Wiktionary

  1. adjacent(Noun)

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

  2. adjacent(Adjective)

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

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

  3. adjacent(Adjective)

    Just before, after, or facing.

    The picture is on the adjacent page.

  4. adjacent(Preposition)

    Next to; adjacent to; beside.

  5. Origin: adiacens, adiacentis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adjacent(adj)

    lying near, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on; as, a field adjacent to the highway

  2. Adjacent(noun)

    that which is adjacent

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'adjacent' in Adjectives Frequency: #981


Translations for adjacent

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

adjacent(adjective)

(often with to ) lying next (to)

We had adjacent rooms in the hotel; They have bought the house adjacent to mine.

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