adjacent
Pronunciation
  • (British, America) IPA: /əˈdʒeɪ.sənt/
Adjective

adjacent (not comparable)

  1. Lying next to, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on.
    Synonyms: abutting, adjoining, contiguous, juxtaposed, near
    Antonyms: apart, distant, nonadjacent
    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.
  3. (figuratively, postpositive) Related to; suggestive of; bordering on.
Translations Translations 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.
    • 2011, Mark Zegarelli, ACT Math For Dummies (page 194)
      Picking out the opposite, the adjacent, and the hypotenuse […]
Preposition
  1. Next to; beside.
    The house adjacent to the school was demolished.
    A notice was sent to the house adjacent the school.
  2. (figuratively) Related to; suggestive of; bordering on.



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