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adjoining

[ uh-joi-ning ]
/ əˈdʒɔɪ nɪŋ /
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adjective

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

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Origin of adjoining

First recorded in 1485–95; adjoin + -ing2
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.
non·ad·join·ing, adjectiveun·ad·join·ing, adjective
adjacent, adjoining (see synonym study at the current entry)
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British Dictionary definitions for adjoining

adjoining
/ (əˈdʒɔɪnɪŋ) /

adjective

being in contact; connected or neighbouring
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