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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-jey-suh nt]
    • /əˈdʒeɪ sənt/
    • /əˈdʒeɪ.sənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-jey-suh nt]
    • /əˈdʒeɪ sənt/

Definitions of adjacent word

  • adjective adjacent If one thing is adjacent to another, the two things are next to each other. 3
  • adjective adjacent being near or close, esp having a common boundary; adjoining; contiguous 3
  • adjective adjacent (of a pair of vertices in a graph) joined by a common edge 3
  • adjective adjacent (of a pair of edges in a graph) meeting at a common vertex 3
  • noun adjacent the side lying between a specified angle and a right angle in a right-angled triangle 3
  • adjective adjacent near or close (to something); adjoining 3

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Origin of adjacent

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin adjacent- (stem of adjacēns, present participle of adjacēre to adjoin), equivalent to ad- ad- + jac- lie + -ent- -ent

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Parts of speech for Adjacent


adjacent popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for adjacent

adj adjacent

  • neighboring — situated or living near another: one of our neighbor nations.
  • contiguous — Things that are contiguous are next to each other or touch each other.
  • adjoining — being in contact; connected or neighbouring
  • bordering — the part or edge of a surface or area that forms its outer boundary.
  • alongside — If one thing is alongside another thing, the first thing is next to the second.

preposition adjacent

  • against — If one thing is leaning or pressing against another, it is touching it.
  • vs — the 22nd letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
  • about — You use about to introduce who or what something relates to or concerns.
  • contra — against

adverb adjacent

  • head-to-head — in direct confrontation, opposition, or competition: a head-to-head battle between the two companies.
  • next to — immediately following in time, order, importance, etc.: the next day; the next person in line.
  • in line — (of an internal-combustion engine) having the cylinders ranged side by side in one or more rows along the crankshaft.
  • together — into or in one gathering, company, mass, place, or body: to call the people together.

adjective adjacent

  • nearby — close at hand; not far off; adjacent; neighboring: a nearby village.
  • next — immediately following in time, order, importance, etc.: the next day; the next person in line.
  • flanking — the side of an animal or a person between the ribs and hip.
  • abutting — to be adjacent; touch or join at the edge or border (often followed by on, upon, or against): This piece of land abuts on a street.

Antonyms for adjacent

adj adjacent

  • divided — separated; separate.
  • disconnected — disjointed; broken.
  • far — at or to a great distance; a long way off; at or to a remote point: We sailed far ahead of the fleet.
  • faraway — distant; remote: faraway lands.
  • separate — to keep apart or divide, as by an intervening barrier or space: to separate two fields by a fence.

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