Adjacent



lying near, close, or contiguous; adjoining; neighboring:
a motel adjacent to the highway.
just before, after, or facing:
a map on an adjacent page.
Contemporary Examples

My middle-daughter used to rush out onto the adjacent balcony and shout out, “Fly my pretties!”
How I Write: Erik Larson Revisits ‘Isaac’s Storm’ Noah Charney October 30, 2012

This winter, the activists had set up the first such encampment on an adjacent hilltop.
Obama’s Presence Shields Palestinian “Anti-Settlement,” For Now Ali Gharib March 20, 2013

A reverse osmosis plant on an adjacent plot of land desalinates and purifies up to 1.25 million gallons of water daily.
Sun+Water= High Tech Caribbean Luxury At The Cusinart Resort The Daily Beast June 10, 2014

He contends that another Islamic Jihad member watched the events from an adjacent house.
Did Israel Execute Jihadists in Gaza? Jesse Rosenfeld September 6, 2014

Charles Ray has a suite of 15 ink-on-paper paintings in an adjacent room, depicting flowers with sinewy, rainbow-colored petals.
Best of the Whitney Biennial Rachel Wolff February 23, 2010

Historical Examples

James Stansfield was, in fact, the organizer of the smuggling business carried on at Poole, and the adjacent harbours.
No Surrender! G. A. Henty

He loitered about in adjacent doorways, quite like a hired fellow.
Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson

Nothing was moving either in the garden, or as far as he could see into the adjacent country.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXII. Various

Tradition states that the adjacent village was destroyed by lightning.
England, Picturesque and Descriptive Joel Cook

As it broke open, a startled rabbit broke from its cover in an adjacent corn shock and scurried across the field.
Jokes For All Occasions Anonymous

adjective
being near or close, esp having a common boundary; adjoining; contiguous
(maths)

(of a pair of vertices in a graph) joined by a common edge
(of a pair of edges in a graph) meeting at a common vertex

noun
(geometry) the side lying between a specified angle and a right angle in a right-angled triangle
adj.

early 15c., from Latin adiacentem (nominative adiacens) “lying at,” present participle of adiacere “lie at, border upon, lie near,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + iacere “to lie, rest,” literally “to throw” (see jet (v.)), with notion of “to cast (oneself) down.”

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  • Adjacently

    lying near, close, or contiguous; adjoining; neighboring: a motel adjacent to the highway. just before, after, or facing: a map on an adjacent page. Historical Examples adjacently, on the upper reaches of Broadway, Ma Tamby was shopping. The Paliser case Edgar Saltus adjective being near or close, esp having a common boundary; adjoining; contiguous (maths) […]

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