Meaning of ADJACENT in English

[ad.ja.cent] adj [ME, fr. MF or L; MF, fr. L adjacent-, adjacens, prp. of adjacere to lie near, fr. ad- + jacere to lie; akin to L jacere to throw--more at jet] (15c) 1 a: not distant: nearby "the city and ~ suburbs" b: having a common endpoint or border "~ lots" "~ sides of a triangle" c: immediately preceding or following

2. of two angles: having the vertex and one side in common -- adv syn adjacent, adjoining, contiguous, juxtaposed mean being in close proximity. adjacent may or may not imply contact but always implies absence of anything of the same kind in between "a house with an adjacent garage". adjoining definitely implies meeting and touching at some point or line "had adjoining rooms at the hotel". contiguous implies having contact on all or most of one side "offices in all 48 contiguous states". juxtaposed means placed side by side esp. so as to permit comparison and contrast "a skyscraper juxtaposed to a church".

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