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adjoining

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/ əˈdʒɔɪ nɪŋ /
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Definition of adjoining

adjective
being in contact at some point or line; located next to another; bordering; contiguous: the adjoining room; a row of adjoining town houses.

OPPOSITES FOR adjoining

separated.
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Origin of adjoining

First recorded in 1485–95; adjoin + -ing2

synonym study for adjoining

Adjoining, adjacent, bordering all mean near or close to something. Adjoining implies touching, having a common point or line: an adjoining yard. Adjacent implies being nearby or next to something else: all the adjacent houses; adjacent angles. Bordering means having a common boundary with something: the farm bordering on the river.

OTHER WORDS FROM adjoining

non·ad·join·ing, adjectiveun·ad·join·ing, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH adjoining

adjacent, adjoining (see synonym study at the current entry)
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How to use adjoining in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for adjoining

adjoining
/ (əˈdʒɔɪnɪŋ) /

adjective
being in contact; connected or neighbouring
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