from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The state of being adjacent; contiguity.
  • n. A thing that is adjacent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality of being adjacent, or near enough so as to touch.
  • n. A relationship of being adjacent to something.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being adjacent, or of lying close or contiguous; proximity or near neighborhood: as, the adjacency of lands or buildings.
  • n. That which is adjacent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the attribute of being so near as to be touching


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  • The sponsorship model is very compelling -- brands can continue to market themselves in an 'adjacency' mindset * while* gathering more explicit performance data than before about the people they reach.

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  • Channel adjacency on DirecTV and Dish Network dials will push viewers back and forth between the channels, encouraging more cross channel play and promotional opportunity.

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  • Instead, Tremor focuses on selling reach, frequency and engagement, while premium sites sell brand adjacency, custom ideas and a permanent position to advertisers, Krebs said during a discussion on whether ad networks and exchanges potentially commoditize video ad pricing.

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  • The thought of sleighing cheered him for a moment, until, now on the outskirts of the village, he was sanitarily perturbed by the adjacency of dwelling houses and barns.


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  • As implied in the inscription above the threshold, these traditions remained distinct for the Urbino court yet reconciled by the image of Augustine's City of God. 24 The "use" of the Cappella del Perdono and Tempietto delle Muse is thus highly symbolic; their adjacency enables, architectonically, a resolution of forms of wisdom that were widely regarded as contradictory.

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  • That is to say the shrouding of all things in a past that marks their finitude makes history too, as historicity, a counterscience that maintains with the sciences a "relation that is strange, undefined, ... and more fundamental than any relation of adjacency in a common space would be"

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  • More than half of Americans now live in cities, and for those of us who do, there is an adjacency to our lives that affects what we eat and how we cook.

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