Definition of adjacent in English:

adjacent

Line breaks: ad|ja¦cent
Pronunciation: /əˈdʒeɪs(ə)nt
 
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adjective

  • 2 Geometry (Of a pair of angles) formed on the same side of a straight line when intersected by another line.
    More example sentences
    • Their centers thus lie on the trisectors of the angles adjacent to that line.

Derivatives

adjacency

noun
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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