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Webster 1913 Edition


Adjacent

Ad-ja′cent

,
Adj.
[L.
adjacens
,
-centis
, p. pr. of
adjacere
to lie near;
ad
+
jacēre
to lie: cf. F.
adjacent
.]
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
.
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.

Ad-ja′cent

,
Noun.
That which is adjacent.
[R.]
Locke.

Webster 1828 Edition


Adjacent

ADJA'CENT

,
Adj.
Lying near, close, or contiguous; bordering upon; as, a field adjacent to the highway.

ADJA'CENT

,
Noun.
That which is next to or contiguous. [Little used.]

Definition 2022


adjacent

adjacent

English

Adjective

adjacent (not comparable)

  1. Lying next to, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on.
    Because the conference room is filled, we will have our meeting in the adjacent room.
  2. Just before, after, or facing.
    The picture is on the adjacent page.

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Noun

adjacent (plural adjacents)

  1. Something that lies next to something else, especially the side of a right triangle that is neither the hypotenuse nor the opposite.
    • 1980, Faber Birren, The textile colorist
      Again, the key colors have twice the area of the adjacents.
    • 2011, Mark Zegarelli, ACT Math For Dummies (page 194)
      Picking out the opposite, the adjacent, and the hypotenuse

Preposition

adjacent

  1. (US) Next to; adjacent to; beside.

Catalan

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin adiacēns, adiacēntem, present active participle of adiaceō (adjoin, border). Doublet of eina.

Adjective

adjacent m, f (masculine and feminine plural adjacents)

  1. adjacent

French

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin adiacēns, adiacēntem, present active participle of adiaceō (adjoin, border). Doublet of aise.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /adʒasɑ̃/

Adjective

adjacent m (feminine singular adjacente, masculine plural adjacents, feminine plural adjacentes)

  1. adjacent

Latin

Verb

adjacent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of adjaceō