- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)adj. adjoining, near, close by, next to; touching, bordering, contiguous, neighboring. See contact. Ant., distant, remote, detached.II(Roget's IV) modif.Syn. nearby, neighboring, adjoining, contiguous, bordering, abutting, tangent, juxtaposed, proximate, next, beside, alongside, facing, conterminous, coterminous, close by; see also near 1 .Syn.- adjacent things may or may not be in actual contact with each other, but they are not separated by things of the same kind [adjacent angles, adjacent farmhouses ] ; that which is adjoining something else touches it at some point or along a line [adjoining rooms ] ; things are contiguous when they touch along the whole or most of one side [contiguous farms ] ; tangent implies contact at a single, nonintersecting point with a curved line or surface [ a line tangent to a circle ] ; neighboring things lie near to each other [neighboring villages ]III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.abutting, juxtaposed, near, close, adjoining, next to, aside, beside, neighboring, contiguous, alongside, bordering, proximate, meeting.ANT.: distant, remoteIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Not far from another in space, time, or relation: close, contiguous, immediate, near, nearby, nigh, proximate. Idioms: at hand, under one's nose, within a stone's throw, within hailing distance. See NEAR. 2. Sharing a common boundary: adjoining, conterminous, contiguous, next. See NEAR.
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adjacent — adjacent, ente [ adʒasɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1314; lat. adjacens, de adjacere « être situé auprès » 1 ♦ Contigu, voisin. ⇒ attenant, proche. Terrain adjacent à un bois. « Qui sortant des maisons, qui des petites rues adjacentes » (Hugo). 2 ♦ (1751)… … Encyclopédie Universelle
Adjacent — Ad*ja cent, a. [L. adjacens, centis, p. pr. of adjacere to lie near; ad + jac[=e]re to lie: cf. F. adjacent.] Lying near, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on; as, a field adjacent to the highway. The adjacent forest. B. Jonson. [1913… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
adjacent — I adjective abutting, adjoining, alongside, beside, bordering, conterminous, contiguous, contiguus, continuous, convergent, finitimus, juxtaposed, meeting, neighboring, next to, proximal, touching, verging on, vicinal, vicinus associated concepts … Law dictionary
Adjacent — is an adjective meaning contiguous , adjoining or abutting .In geometry, adjacent is when sides meet to make an angle.In trigonometry the adjacent side of a right angled triangle is the cathetus next to the angle in question.In graph theory… … Wikipedia
adjacent — adjacent, adjoining, contiguous, abutting, tangent, conterminous, juxtaposed mean being in close proximity. Adjacent does not always imply actual contact but it does indicate that nothing of the same kind comes between; adjacent lots are in… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
adjacent — adjacent, adjoining An adjacent property is normally one that is nearby without necessarily touching the one being considered in relation to it. Similarly, adjacent angles in a triangle are separated by the length of one side of the triangle, an… … Modern English usage
adjacent — [ə jā′sənt] adj. [L adjacens, prp. of adjacere, to lie near < ad , to + jacere, to lie, throw: see JET1] near or close (to something); adjoining adjacently adv. SYN. ADJACENT things may or may not be in actual contact with each other, but they … English World dictionary
adjacent — ADJACENT, ENTE. adj. Qui est situé auprès, qui est aux environs. Pays adjacent. Lieux adjacens. Terres adjacentes. Iles adjacentes. Tout le Pays adjacent. Il ne se dit guère que De ce qui est étendu en surface … Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798
Adjacent — Ad*ja cent, n. That which is adjacent. [R.] Locke. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
adjacent — adjacent, ente (a dja san, san t ) adj. 1° Situé auprès. Lieux adjacents. Acquérir des terres adjacentes aux siennes. L Algérie est adjacente à ce qu on appelle le Désert. • L élévation du sol de l Égypte s opère en même temps que cette… … Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré
Adjăcent — (v. lat.), anliegend, angrenzend … Pierer's Universal-Lexikon