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Definition of the adjective adjacent

What does adjacent mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space
  2. having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching
  3. near or close to but not necessarily touching
    • examples: lands adjacent to the mountains | New York and adjacent cities
    • similar: close / near / nigh

Alternative definition of the adjective adjacent


  1. Lying next to, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on.
  2. Just before, after, or facing.

Definition of the noun adjacent

What does adjacent mean as a name of something?


  1. Something that lies next to something else, especially the side of a right triangle that is neither the hypotenuse nor the opposite.

Other definitions of adjacent

What does adjacent also mean?


  1. [US] Next to; adjacent to; beside.


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Phrases with Adjacent

  1. in the adjacent house
  2. in the adjacent apartment

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Adjacent

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Google previewPoisson Structures and Their Normal Forms (2006)

by Jean-Paul Dufour, Nguyen Tien Zung

Here the adjective adjacent means that, in the variety of all Lie algebra structures of dimension 6 (see Subsection 2.3.3), the GL(6)-orbit which corresponds to e(3) lies in the closure (with respect to the Euclidean topology) of the GL(6)-orbit ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopaedia of Law and Practice: A to Admiralty (1909)

by William Mark McKinney, David Shephard Garland

The court said: “ The word adjacent means lying close or near, and is used relatively to the gates on the turnpike, which are ten miles apart.” Carrier 1*. Schoharie Turnpike Co., 18 Johns. (N. Y.) 57. [9] The phrase “adjacent inland waters," in a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Literature in Canada (2002)

by William H. New

Maliseet (western New Brunswick and some adjacent United States) Abenaki (southern Quebec and adjacent United States) Delaware (southern Ontario but primarily United States) ...

Google previewCommunications Standard Dictionary (2012)

by Martin H. Weik

advantage 21 adjacent channel. A channel that is contiguous to another channel in the time, frequency, or spatial domain. For example in time-division multiplexing, the channel occupying the time frame immediately following the time frame of ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Biotechnology (2005)

Adjacent segregation : In a reciprocal translocation heterozygote during meiosis the segregation of a translocated and a normal chromosome together, giving unbalanced gametes with duplications and deficiencies ...

Google previewDictionaries. An International Encyclopedia of Lexicography (2014)

Supplementary Volume: Recent Developments with Focus on Electronic and Computational Lexicography by Rufus Gouws

is the adjacent leftsituated lemmatic item address of the condensed item giving part of speech “s” , whereas “1~0 cob” is a non-adjacent left-situated lemmatic item address of the ...

Google previewThe VNR Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics (2012)

by W. Gellert

Two adjacent angles 24' (for example o and 6) need not be equal. If they are, then each l must be half of 180°, that is, a right angle. This fact was JZ exploited in the definition of orthogonal lines and is the basis of the following definition. A right ...

Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Electrical Engineering (1999)

by Phillip A. Laplante

Classified as either in-band or out-of- band adjacent channel interference (ACI). The in-band ACI occurs when the center frequency of interfering signal falls within the band of the desired signal. The out-of-band ACI occurs when the center ...

Google previewFowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2015)

by Fellow of the British Academy and Senior Research Fellow Jeremy Butterfield, Jeremy Butterfield

adjacent, adjoining. These two words do not mean the same, but they share a meaning, so they should be used with care in order to create statements ...

Google previewDictionary of Insect Morphology (1999)

by L. Zombori, Henrik Steinmann

1;: the upper margin of the mesopleuron adjacent with the tergal plate of the mesothorax posterior margin of mesopleuron. ciavus mesopleuralis posterior: the distal margin of the mesopleuron ventrolateral ...

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Quotes about Adjacent

To love and not be able to be together is like to ride in different cars on adjacent lanes - we ride side by side, we look to the windows of our cars, we smile at each other, but we can not change. (Kazimierz Matan)
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Scrabble value of A1D2J8A1C3E1N1T1

The value of this 8-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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