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?
- ad·ja·cent·ly, adverb
- non·ad·ja·cent, adjective
- non·ad·ja·cent·ly, adverb
- sub·ad·ja·cent, adjective
- sub·ad·ja·cent·ly, adverb
- su·per·ad·ja·cent, adjective
- su·per·ad·ja·cent·ly, adverb
- un·ad·ja·cent, adjective
- un·ad·ja·cent·ly, adverb
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How to use adjacent in a sentence
Soak in a claw-foot tub after a day exploring Rocky Mountain National Park—a 25-minute drive northwest—or the 20-plus miles of trails in adjacent Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests.
You might be able to hike to the top of the cliff to hang the rope or reach the anchors from an adjacent route.
The company owns a handful of products that compete comfortably against or adjacent to software giants.You should know the new CEO of this software company | Adam Lashinsky | September 29, 2020 | Fortune
Alexander says that while there has been an uptick in interest in female artists in general, the activity is centered on hip-hop or hip-hop-adjacent artists.
Velocity is by no means the entire story — the difference in runs allowed between adjacent tiers is larger than velocity alone can explain — but it’s clearly a strong signal of differences in talent.What Really Gives Left-Handed Pitchers Their Edge? | Guy Molyneux | August 17, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
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 | Michael Tomasky | December 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I am sitting on the Turkish-Syrian border, adjacent to the city of Kobani, watching hundreds of children sob.
“Photography turned out to be the secret weapon in his revolutionary landscape paintings,” the adjacent wall text states.
About the only thing nearby that smacks of politics is an adjacent pop-up Halloween costume store.
As I waited to speak to Manning, a cleaning woman poked her head out from one of the adjacent rooms to peer at me.
He commanded a force which at this time was in possession of Norfolk and its adjacent areas.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
One feature of especial interest associated with this cemetery is its connexion with an adjacent arenarium, or sand pit.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
adjacent to the church is St Peter's hospital, a picturesque gabled building of Jacobean and earlier date, with a fine court room.
In the mean time, the two men were to enter and make careful examination of the main sewer and its adjacent outlets.
The three following books are dedicated to the description of Greece, with the adjacent islands.
British Dictionary definitions for adjacent
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
- adjacency, noun
- adjacently, adverb
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