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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

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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 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 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 ...

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 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 previewA Valency Dictionary of English (2004)

A Corpus-Based Analysis of the Complementation Patterns of English Verbs, Nouns and Adjectives by Thomas Herbst, David Heath, Ian F. Roe, Dieter Götz

adjacent adjective P1 P2 attr If the rate of poliution is not drastically reduced in ...

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 ...

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Small photo of BATUMI, ADJARA, GEORGIA - JULY 1: Batumi Hilton Hotel & Residences, under construction on July 1, 2016 in Batumi. This mixed-use development is located adjacent to the Black Sea.Small photo of ANKARA, TURKEY - JANUARY 16, 2015: The narrow tourist street of the Turkish village with the tiny stalls and cozy cafes adjacent to the medieval fortress ramparts, on January 16 in Ankara.Small photo of Capistran Chancel Adjacent To The Catacomb Entrance Of St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna, AustriaSmall photo of Florence, Italy - June 2015 - Giotto's Campanile adjacent to the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore.Small photo of San Rocco church dedicated to Saint Roch. Founded in 1499 by Pope Alexander VI as the chapel of an adjacent hospital. Palladio-influenced facade by Giuseppe Valadier was built in 1832. Rome, Italy.Small photo of San Rocco church dedicated to Saint Roch. Founded in 1499 by Pope Alexander VI as the chapel of an adjacent hospital. Palladio-influenced facade by Giuseppe Valadier was built in 1832. Rome, Italy.Small photo of San Rocco church dedicated to Saint Roch. Founded in 1499 by Pope Alexander VI as the chapel of an adjacent hospital. Palladio-influenced facade by Giuseppe Valadier was built in 1832. Rome, Italy. More...

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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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