- 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?
Origin of adjacent
Synonyms for adjacent
1. abutting, juxtaposed, touching.
1. See adjoining.
Antonyms for adjacent
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- 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
Word Origin for adjacent
C15: from Latin adjacēre to lie next to, from ad- near + jacēre to lie
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Word Origin and History for subadjacent
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