What does adjacent mean?

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əˈdʒeɪ səntad·ja·cent

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    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)adjective

    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. adjacentadjective

    near or close to but not necessarily touching

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

Wiktionary

  1. adjacentnoun

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

  2. adjacentadjective

    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. adjacentadjective

    Just before, after, or facing.

    The picture is on the adjacent page.

  4. adjacentpreposition

    Next to; adjacent to; beside.

  5. Etymology: adiacens, adiacentis.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Adjacentadjective

    Lying close; bordering upon something.

    Etymology: adjacens, Lat.

    It may corrupt within itself, although no part of it issue into the body adjacent. Francis Bacon, Nat. History, №. 771.

    Uniform pellucid mediums, such as water, have no sensible reflection but in their external superficies, where they are adjacent to other mediums of a different density. Isaac Newton, Opt.

  2. Adjacentnoun

    That which lies next another.

    The sense of the author goes visibly in its own train, and the words receiving a determined sense from their companions and adjacents, will not consent to give countenance and colour to what must be supported at any rate. John Locke, Ess. upon S. Paul.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adjacentadjective

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

  2. Adjacentnoun

    that which is adjacent

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Adjacent

    ad-jās′ent, adj. lying near to: contiguous.—n. Adjac′ency, the state of being near: that which is adjacent.—adv. Adjac′ently. [L. ad, to, jacēre, to lie.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. adjacent

    Lying close to another object; a word applied to the relative situations of capes or bays from the ship.--Adjacent angle is one immediately contiguous to another, so that they have one common side.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adjacent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adjacent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of adjacent in a Sentence

  1. Peyton Manning:

    The meeting ended when I was handcuffed by a detective and locked in a small room adjacent to the interview room, approximately 20 minutes later, I was removed .?.?. still handcuffed and marched through the precinct. I was processed and ultimately placed in a holding cell.

  2. Thomas Briant:

    Adults will simply drive to adjacent cities to purchase their preferred tobacco products, it is likely that convenience stores in Beverly Hills will close because they rely on in-store tobacco sales for about one-third of their gross sales.

  3. White House:

    One document consisting of one page was discovered among stored materials in an adjacent room.

  4. Santa Fe High School:

    There have been explosives devices found in the high school and surrounding areas adjacent to the high school, because of the threat of explosive items, community members should be on the look-out for suspicious packages and anything that looks out of place.

  5. Guy Cecil:

    I think our coverage is saturated with the Mueller investigation and everything that is adjacent to it, i don't think there is much more to gain for Democratic politician to spend much of their time talking about these things.

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