- lying near, close, or contiguous; adjoining; neighboring: a motel adjacent to the highway.
- just before, after, or facing: a map on an adjacent page.
- (used in combination)
- related or very close to a specified topic, activity, etc.: While the comment was not outright racist, it was racist-adjacent.
- supporting or being an ally of a group or subculture without being a part of it: She describes herself as queer-adjacent.
- having the traits or interests of a group or subculture without being a part of it: Are they full-on geeks or just nerd-adjacent?
Origin of adjacent
SynonymsSee more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
Examples from the Web for adjacent
Who helps build convention centers and adjacent hotels so cities can attract convention business?Democrats Are Petrified of Defending Government—but They Need to Start
December 4, 2014
I am sitting on the Turkish-Syrian border, adjacent to the city of Kobani, watching hundreds of children sob.Remembering Kobani Before The Siege
Mustafa Abdi, Movements.Org, Advancing Human Rights
November 8, 2014
“Photography turned out to be the secret weapon in his revolutionary landscape paintings,” the adjacent wall text states.Revealing The Unseen Picasso
November 3, 2014
About the only thing nearby that smacks of politics is an adjacent pop-up Halloween costume store.Mystery Man Buys Kentucky for the GOP
Center for Public Integrity
October 29, 2014
As I waited to speak to Manning, a cleaning woman poked her head out from one of the adjacent rooms to peer at me.‘Crazy’ Harlem Pastor Hates on Obama and Gays
September 28, 2014
From the hill, we could overlook the river, and the adjacent country.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
Nothing happened, though the adjacent portions of the tepee moved.White Fang
He loitered about in adjacent doorways, quite like a hired fellow.Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
He saw him vault into the saddle, and he saw him vanish into the adjacent woods.The Night Riders
In a moment they were heard moving noisily in the adjacent room.Captain Blood
- being near or close, esp having a common boundary; adjoining; contiguous
- (of a pair of vertices in a graph) joined by a common edge
- (of a pair of edges in a graph) meeting at a common vertex
- geometry the side lying between a specified angle and a right angle in a right-angled triangle