Definition of adjacent in English:


Syllabification: ad·ja·cent
Pronunciation: /əˈjāsənt


  • 1Next to or adjoining something else: adjacent rooms the area adjacent to the fire station
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    • Clive and his friends brought the equipment down from their second floor apartment and set up in the room adjacent to the rec room.
    • The first morning I stopped abruptly when I heard a squealing pack of rats in a room adjacent to ours.
    • The filling station adjacent to the show rooms will not be disturbed during the building works.
    adjoining, neighboring, next-door, abutting, contiguous, proximate; (adjacent to) close to, near, next to, by, by the side of, bordering on, beside, alongside, attached to, touching, cheek by jowl with
  • 2 Geometry (Of angles) having a common vertex and a common side.
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    • At each vertex we consider the angles formed on the adjacent faces at that corner.



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  • As with most exhibitions, the adjacencies were clearly telling.
  • Ironically, adjacency didn't necessarily mean accessibility.
  • But we've got a lot of really nifty projects that we're looking at right now that are very entrepreneurial within our core businesses or in an appropriate adjacency, and they're fun.


late Middle English: from Latin adjacent- 'lying near to', from adjacere, from ad- 'to' + jacere 'lie down'.

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