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[uh-jey-suh n-see] /əˈdʒeɪ sən si/
noun, plural adjacencies.
Also, adjacence. the state of being adjacent; nearness.
Usually, adjacencies. things, places, etc., that are adjacent.
Radio and Television. a broadcast or announcement immediately preceding or following another.
Origin of adjacency
From the Late Latin word adjacentia, dating back to 1640-50. See adjacent, -ency
Related forms
nonadjacency, noun, plural nonadjacencies. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The adjacency of the edge of the culvert warned him of what had befallen.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • From its adjacency to the capital, the numerical proportion of persons paying tribute is larger than in any other province.

  • adjacency can be in respect to the past, as expressed through the practice of keeping burial records.

  • Regardless of the type of adjacency, what is significant is the element that separates the immediate from the mediated.

  • He saw at once that a small artery had been severed, and its adjacency to the jugular made it a matter of extreme danger.

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
  • I fancy that he felt that he would venture anything to escape our adjacency to the battery.

    The Dark Forest Hugh Walpole

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