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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
1640-50; < Late Latin adjacentia. See adjacent, -ency
Related forms
nonadjacency, noun, plural nonadjacencies. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Historical Examples
  • From its adjacency to the capital, the numerical proportion of persons paying tribute is larger than in any other province.

  • I fancy that he felt that he would venture anything to escape our adjacency to the battery.

    The Dark Forest Hugh Walpole
  • 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
  • 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.

  • The adjacency of the edge of the culvert warned him of what had befallen.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
adjacency in Technology

A relationship between two network devices, e.g. routers, which are connected by one media segment so that a packet sent by one can reach the other without going through another network device. The concept of adjacency is important in the exchange of routing information.
Adjacent SNA nodes are nodes connected to a given node with no intervening nodes. In DECnet and OSI, adjacent nodes share a common segment (Ethernet, FDDI, Token Ring).

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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