Definition of Adjacent

1. Adjective. Nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space. "Our rooms were side by side"

Exact synonyms: Next, Side By Side
Similar to: Close
Derivative terms: Adjacency

2. Adjective. Having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching. "Neighboring cities"
Exact synonyms: Conterminous, Contiguous, Neighboring
Similar to: Connected
Derivative terms: Adjacency, Contiguity, Contiguousness

3. Adjective. Near or close to but not necessarily touching. "New York and adjacent cities"
Similar to: Close, Near, Nigh
Derivative terms: Adjacency

Definition of Adjacent

1. a. Lying near, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on; as, a field adjacent to the highway.

2. n. That which is adjacent.

Definition of Adjacent

1. Adjective. Lying next to, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on. ¹

2. Adjective. Just before, after, or facing. ¹

3. Noun. Something that lies next to something else, especially the side of a right triangle that is neither the hypotenuse nor the opposite. ¹

4. Preposition. (American English) Next to; adjacent to; beside. ¹

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Definition of Adjacent

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Medical Definition of Adjacent

1. Lying near, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on; as, a field adjacent to the highway. "The adjacent forest." Adjacent or contiguous angle. 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 plain. Synonym: Adjoining, contiguous, near. Origin: L. Adjacens, -centis, p. Pr. Of adjacere to lie near; ad + jacre to lie: cf. F. Adjacent. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adjacent

aditus ad antrum
aditus ad aqueductum cerebri
aditus ad infundibulum
aditus ad saccum peritonei minorem
aditus glottidis inferior
aditus glottidis superior
aditus laryngis
aditus orbitae
adjacent (current term)
adjacent angle
adjacent wetlands
adjectival noun
adjectival nouns
adjectival phrase

Literary usage of Adjacent

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"... and adjacent negative charges of a rigid helical structure. Conformations 3A-2, 3A-3, and 3A-4 are unfavorable. ..."

2. Bulletin by Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (1904)
"STRUCTURAL RELATION OF THE ORE TO adjacent ROCKS. The iron ore has already been described as having typical budded structure with all the characteristic ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"... and the red men were confined to these continents with their neighboring islands and a small section of adjacent Asia; nearly all of Africa was occupied ..."

4. Transactions by Glasgow Archaeological Society, Johnson Society (1883)
"... BURN AND THE adjacent LANDS OF THE GORBALS, ETC. BY ALEXANDER M. SCOTT. [Bead at a Meeting of the Society held at Glasgow on 2lst December, 1882. ..."

5. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1892)
"Journeys in the Pamirs and adjacent Countries. By Captain FE YOUNGHUSBAND, CIE (Bead at the Evening Meeting, February 8th, 1892.) Map, p. 272. ..."

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