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[uh-jey-suh n-see]
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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.
  3. Radio and Television. a broadcast or announcement immediately preceding or following another.
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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.
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Related Words

part, zone, district, area, parish, section, suburb, street, slum, precinct, territory, region, block, ghetto, closeness, intimacy, proximity, environs, confines, zoo

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Historical Examples

  • 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