Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Close to; lying near.
  • adjective Next to; adjoining.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Lying near, close, or contiguous; adjoining; neighboring: as, a field adjacent to the highway.
  • noun That which is next or contiguous; an abutting neighbor.
  • noun In logic, a predicate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare That which is adjacent.
  • adjective Lying near, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on.
  • adjective (Geom.) See Angle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Lying next to, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on.
  • adjective Just before, after, or facing.
  • noun Something that lies next to something else, especially the side of a right triangle that is neither the hypotenuse nor the opposite.
  • preposition US Next to; adjacent to; beside.

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

  • adjective having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching
  • adjective nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space
  • adjective near or close to but not necessarily touching

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Latin adiacēns, adiacent-, present participle of adiacēre, to lie near : ad-, ad- + iacēre, to lie; see yē- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin adiacēns, adiacentis.

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