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
When it was time to board, it turned out our seats were adjacent.Familiar Fauci anecdotes, told with a Brooklyn accent | Amy Goldstein | October 30, 2020 | Washington Post
For its part, the GOP has done little to distance itself from its QAnon-adjacent candidates, instead rejecting the fact that multiple Republican candidates for Congress have links to the group.QAnon Isn’t Going To Take Over Congress In 2020. But It’s Found A Home In The GOP. | Kaleigh Rogers (email@example.com) | October 29, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Two years ago, the spacecraft finally reached its target of the carbon-rich, Earth-adjacent asteroid Bennu.Watch live as the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft snags a chunk of asteroid | Rachael Zisk | October 20, 2020 | Popular-Science
“Windows on two adjacent walls works, too, but not as well as windows directly across from each other,” Davies Wykes explains.Changing climates can take cooling tips from warm regions | Sharon Oosthoek | October 8, 2020 | Science News For Students
Add that to the projected 8,000 housing units planned for the adjacent Navwar site, where the city is planning a new transit hub, and you have the potential to make a real impact on our region’s housing shortage.Raise Expectations for the Midway District by Raising the Height Limit | Jack Carpenter | October 5, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Adjacently, on the upper reaches of Broadway, Ma Tamby was shopping.The Paliser case | Edgar Saltus
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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