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noun,plural ad·ja·cen·cies.
  1. Also ad·ja·cence. the state of being adjacent; nearness.

  2. Usually adjacencies. things, places, etc., that are adjacent.

  1. 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

Other words from adjacency

  • non·ad·ja·cen·cy, noun, plural non·ad·ja·cen·cies.

Words Nearby adjacency Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use adjacency in a sentence

  • They looked up in no welcoming manner, at Bibbs's entrance, and moved their chairs to a less conspicuous adjacency.

    The Turmoil | Booth Tarkington
  • 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.

  • The expanding horizon of life required means to assimilate adjacency in the experience of continuous human self-constitution.