- 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?
- adjacent angle,
- adjacent angles,
- adjective clause
Origin of adjacent
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|Michael Tomasky|December 4, 2014|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.
Knowing that industry from their experience with it in the adjacent island, these people naturally took it up in their new home.Cuba, Old and New|Albert Gardner Robinson
He had scarcely done so, when the sound of a bell was heard from the adjacent vault.
During the afternoon fighting for the possession of Baquerolle Farm and its adjacent orchards engaged the Battalion's left flank.
The city firemen performed, with their brethren of the adjacent town, signal service.
With some difficulty he succeeded in extricating his troops from the town, and leading them into an adjacent orchard.
- (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
Word Origin for adjacent
early 15c., from Latin adiacentem (nominative adiacens) "lying at," present participle of adiacere "lie at, border upon, lie near," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + iacere "to lie, rest," literally "to throw" (see jet (v.)), with notion of "to cast (oneself) down."