from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Close to; lying near: adjacent cities.
- adj. Next to; adjoining: adjacent garden plots.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Lying next to, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on.
- adj. Just before, after, or facing.
- n. Something that lies next to something else, especially the side of a right triangle that is neither the hypotenuse nor the opposite.
- prep. Next to; adjacent to; beside.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Lying near, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on.
- adj. See Angle.
- n. That which is adjacent.
- n. such as have one leg common to both angles.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Lying near, close, or contiguous; adjoining; neighboring: as, a field adjacent to the highway.
- n. That which is next or contiguous; an abutting neighbor.
- n. In logic, a predicate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching
- adj. nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space
- adj. near or close to but not necessarily touching
Middle English, from Latin adiacēns, adiacent-, present participle of adiacēre, to lie near : ad-, ad- + iacēre, to lie; see yē- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin adiacēns, adiacentis. (Wiktionary)