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adjacent

División en sílabas: ad·ja·cent
Pronunciación: /əˈjās(ə)nt
 
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Definición de adjacent en inglés:

adjetivo

1Next to or adjoining something else: adjacent rooms the area adjacent to the fire station
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.
Sinónimos
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.
Example sentences
  • At each vertex we consider the angles formed on the adjacent faces at that corner.

Origen

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

More
  • easy from (Middle English):

    Both easy and ease (Middle English) go back via Old French aisier to Latin adjacens ‘lying close by’, source also of adjacent (Late Middle English). Easy-peasy ‘childishly easy’ is only recorded from the 1970s. The ‘peasy’ is simply a rhyme and the childish word intensifies the sense.

Derivados

adjacency

1
sustantivo
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.

Words that rhyme with adjacent

complacent, obeisant

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