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Meaning of ADJACENT

Pronunciation:  u'jeysunt

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  1. [adj]  near or close to but not necessarily touching; "lands adjacent to the mountains"; "New York and adjacent cities"
  2. [adj]  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"
  3. [adj]  having a common boundary or edge; touching; "abutting lots"; "adjoining rooms"; "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"

ADJACENT is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: abutting, adjoining, bordering(a), close, connected, conterminous, contiguous, near, neighboring(a), next, side by side(p)



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ad*ja"cent\, a. [L. adjacens, -centis, p. pr. of
    adjacere to lie near; ad + jac[=e]re to lie: cf. F.
    Lying near, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on;
    as, a field adjacent to the highway. ``The adjacent forest.''
    --B. Jonson.
    {Adjacent} or {contiguous angle}. (Geom.) See {Angle}.
    Syn: Adjoining; contiguous; near.
    Usage: {Adjacent}, {Adjoining}, {Contiguous}. Things are
           adjacent when they lie close each other, not necessary
           in actual contact; as, adjacent fields, adjacent
           villages, etc.
                 I find that all Europe with her adjacent isles
                 is peopled with Christians.       --Howell.
           Things are adjoining when they meet at some line or
           point of junction; as, adjoining farms, an adjoining
           highway. What is spoken of as contiguous should touch
           with some extent of one side or the whole of it; as, a
           row of contiguous buildings; a wood contiguous to a
  2. \Ad*ja"cent\, n.
    That which is adjacent. [R.] --Locke.
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