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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-jey-suh n-see]
    • /əˈdʒeɪ sən si/
    • /əˈʤeɪsənsɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-jey-suh n-see]
    • /əˈdʒeɪ sən si/

Definitions of adjacency word

  • noun adjacency the quality or state of being adjacent; nearness 3
  • noun adjacency an adjacent thing 3
  • noun plural adjacency Also, adjacence. the state of being adjacent; nearness. 1
  • noun plural adjacency Usually, adjacencies. things, places, etc., that are adjacent. 1
  • noun plural adjacency Radio and Television. a broadcast or announcement immediately preceding or following another. 1
  • noun adjacency (uncountable) The quality of being adjacent, or near enough so as to touch. 1

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Origin of adjacency

First appearance:

before 1640
One of the 44% oldest English words
From the Late Latin word adjacentia, dating back to 1640-50. See adjacent, -ency

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Parts of speech for Adjacency


adjacency popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for adjacency

noun adjacency

  • part — a portion or division of a whole that is separate or distinct; piece, fragment, fraction, or section; constituent: the rear part of the house; to glue the two parts together.
  • zone — any continuous area that differs in some respect, or is distinguished for some purpose, from adjoining areas, or within which certain distinctive circumstances exist or are established: The decisions were formulated in a zone of uncertainty. The temperature lies outside the danger zone.
  • district — a division of territory, as of a country, state, or county, marked off for administrative, electoral, or other purposes.
  • area — An area is a particular part of a town, a country, a region, or the world.
  • parish — an ecclesiastical district having its own church and member of the clergy.

Antonyms for adjacency

noun adjacency

  • whole — comprising the full quantity, amount, extent, number, etc., without diminution or exception; entire, full, or total: He ate the whole pie. They ran the whole distance.
  • distance — the extent or amount of space between two things, points, lines, etc.
  • remoteness — far apart; far distant in space; situated at some distance away: the remote jungles of Brazil.
  • dissimilarity — unlikeness; difference.
  • unlike — different, dissimilar, or unequal; not alike: They contributed unlike sums to charity.

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