Definition of adjacent in English:


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


1Next to or adjoining something else: adjacent rooms the area adjacent to the 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.
2 Geometry (Of a pair of angles) formed on the same side of a straight line when intersected by another line.
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  • Their centers thus lie on the trisectors of the angles adjacent to that line.


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



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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.

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