- adjacent, adjoiningAn adjacent property is normally one that is nearby without necessarily touching the one being considered in relation to it. Similarly, adjacent angles in a triangle are separated by the length of one side of the triangle, an adjacent room can be across a corridor, and adjacent tables are next to each other, but with a space between. Adjoining invariably denotes contact, and is therefore preferable when this meaning is unambiguously required; as a participle it can also govern a following noun rather like a preposition (e.g.
• She and Susan had rooms adjoining, so she had none of the creepy feelings one often gets in a strange house —M. Gervaise, 1983
• Within a few minutes the runaway animal which had broken loose from a field adjoining the railway line was taken back home —Stamford Mercury, 2007).
Modern English usage. 2014.
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adjacent — adjacent, ente [ adʒasɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1314; lat. adjacens, de adjacere « être situé auprès » 1 ♦ Contigu, voisin. ⇒ attenant, proche. Terrain adjacent à un bois. « Qui sortant des maisons, qui des petites rues adjacentes » (Hugo). 2 ♦ (1751)… … Encyclopédie Universelle
Adjacent — Ad*ja cent, a. [L. adjacens, centis, p. pr. of adjacere to lie near; ad + jac[=e]re 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. [1913… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
adjacent — I adjective abutting, adjoining, alongside, beside, bordering, conterminous, contiguous, contiguus, continuous, convergent, finitimus, juxtaposed, meeting, neighboring, next to, proximal, touching, verging on, vicinal, vicinus associated concepts … Law dictionary
Adjacent — is an adjective meaning contiguous , adjoining or abutting .In geometry, adjacent is when sides meet to make an angle.In trigonometry the adjacent side of a right angled triangle is the cathetus next to the angle in question.In graph theory… … Wikipedia
adjacent — adjacent, adjoining, contiguous, abutting, tangent, conterminous, juxtaposed mean being in close proximity. Adjacent does not always imply actual contact but it does indicate that nothing of the same kind comes between; adjacent lots are in… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
adjacent — [ə jā′sənt] adj. [L adjacens, prp. of adjacere, to lie near < ad , to + jacere, to lie, throw: see JET1] near or close (to something); adjoining adjacently adv. SYN. ADJACENT things may or may not be in actual contact with each other, but they … English World dictionary
adjacent — ADJACENT, ENTE. adj. Qui est situé auprès, qui est aux environs. Pays adjacent. Lieux adjacens. Terres adjacentes. Iles adjacentes. Tout le Pays adjacent. Il ne se dit guère que De ce qui est étendu en surface … Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798
Adjacent — Ad*ja cent, n. That which is adjacent. [R.] Locke. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
adjacent — adjacent, ente (a dja san, san t ) adj. 1° Situé auprès. Lieux adjacents. Acquérir des terres adjacentes aux siennes. L Algérie est adjacente à ce qu on appelle le Désert. • L élévation du sol de l Égypte s opère en même temps que cette… … Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré
Adjăcent — (v. lat.), anliegend, angrenzend … Pierer's Universal-Lexikon