[ uh-jey-suhnt ]
/ əˈdʒeɪ sənt /
lying near, close, or contiguous; adjoining; neighboring: a motel adjacent to the highway.
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?
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Origin of adjacent
ad·ja·cent·ly, adverbnon·ad·ja·cent, adjectivenon·ad·ja·cent·ly, adverbsub·ad·ja·cent, adjective
sub·ad·ja·cent·ly, adverbsu·per·ad·ja·cent, adjectivesu·per·ad·ja·cent·ly, adverbun·ad·ja·cent, adjectiveun·ad·ja·cent·ly, adverb
1. See adjoining.
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Adjacently, on the upper reaches of Broadway, Ma Tamby was shopping.The Paliser case|Edgar Saltus
British Dictionary definitions for adjacently
/ (əˈdʒeɪsənt) /
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
Derived Formsadjacency, nounadjacently, adverb
Word Origin for adjacent
C15: from Latin adjacēre to lie next to, from ad- near + jacēre to lie
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