What is the meaning of adjacent?


  • Nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space.
    • usage: "had adjacent rooms"; "in the next room"; "the person sitting next to me"; "our rooms were side by side"
  • Having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching.
    • usage: "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"
  • Near or close to but not necessarily touching.
    • usage: "lands adjacent to the mountains"; "New York and adjacent cities"
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APAWordNet. (2010). adjacent. Retrieved March 21, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/adjacent/definitions/1167332
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MLAWordNet. "adjacent" 23 October 2010. Web. 21 March 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/adjacent/definitions/1167332>
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