[uh-jey-suh n-see]

noun, plural ad·ja·cen·cies.

Also ad·ja·cence. 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 formsnon·ad·ja·cen·cy, noun, plural non·ad·ja·cen·cies. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for adjacency

Historical Examples of adjacency

  • 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