1. nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space;

- Example: "had adjacent rooms"

- Example: "in the next room"

- Example: "the person sitting next to me"

- Example: "our rooms were side by side"

[syn:

2. having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching;

- Example: "Rhode Island has two bordering states Massachusetts and Conncecticut";

- Example: "the side of Germany conterminous with France"

- Example: "Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho"

- Example: "neighboring cities"

[syn:

3. near or close to but not necessarily touching;

- Example: "lands adjacent to the mountains"

- Example: "New York and adjacent cities"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Adjacent \Ad*ja"cent\, a. [L. adjacens, -centis, p. pr. of adjacere to lie near; ad + jac[=e]re to lie: cf. F. adjacent.] Lying near, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on; as, a field adjacent to the highway. "The adjacent forest." --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] Adjacent or contiguous angle. (Geom.) See Angle. [1913 Webster] Syn: Adjoining; contiguous; near. Usage: Adjacent, Adjoining, Contiguous. Things are adjacent when they lie close each other, not necessary in actual contact; as, adjacent fields, adjacent villages, etc. I find that all Europe with her adjacent isles is peopled with Christians. --Howell. [1913 Webster] Things are adjoining when they meet at some line or point of junction; as, adjoining farms, an adjoining highway. What is spoken of as contiguous should touch with some extent of one side or the whole of it; as, a row of contiguous buildings; a wood contiguous to a plain. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Adjacent \Ad*ja"cent\, n. That which is adjacent. [R.] --Locke. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Angle \An"gle\ ([a^][ng]"g'l), n. [F. angle, L. angulus angle, corner; akin to uncus hook, Gr. 'agky`los bent, crooked, angular, 'a`gkos a bend or hollow, AS. angel hook, fish-hook, G. angel, and F. anchor.] 1. The inclosed space near the point where two lines meet; a corner; a nook. [1913 Webster] Into the utmost angle of the world. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] To search the tenderest angles of the heart. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) (a) The figure made by. two lines which meet. (b) The difference of direction of two lines. In the lines meet, the point of meeting is the vertex of the angle. [1913 Webster] 3. A projecting or sharp corner; an angular fragment. [1913 Webster] Though but an angle reached him of the stone. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. (Astrol.) A name given to four of the twelve astrological "houses." [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 5. [AS. angel.] A fishhook; tackle for catching fish, consisting of a line, hook, and bait, with or without a rod. [1913 Webster] Give me mine angle: we 'll to the river there. --Shak. [1913 Webster] A fisher next his trembling angle bears. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Acute angle, one less than a right angle, or less than 90[deg]. Adjacent or Contiguous angles, such as have one leg common to both angles. Alternate angles. See Alternate. Angle bar. (a) (Carp.) An upright bar at the angle where two faces of a polygonal or bay window meet. --Knight. (b) (Mach.) Same as Angle iron. Angle bead (Arch.), a bead worked on or fixed to the angle of any architectural work, esp. for protecting an angle of a wall. Angle brace, Angle tie (Carp.), a brace across an interior angle of a wooden frame, forming the hypothenuse and securing the two side pieces together. --Knight. Angle iron (Mach.), a rolled bar or plate of iron having one or more angles, used for forming the corners, or connecting or sustaining the sides of an iron structure to which it is riveted. Angle leaf (Arch.), a detail in the form of a leaf, more or less conventionalized, used to decorate and sometimes to strengthen an angle. Angle meter, an instrument for measuring angles, esp. for ascertaining the dip of strata. Angle shaft (Arch.), an enriched angle bead, often having a capital or base, or both. Curvilineal angle, one formed by two curved lines. External angles, angles formed by the sides of any right-lined figure, when the sides are produced or lengthened. Facial angle. See under Facial. Internal angles, those which are within any right-lined figure. Mixtilineal angle, one formed by a right line with a curved line. Oblique angle, one acute or obtuse, in opposition to a right angle. Obtuse angle, one greater than a right angle, or more than 90[deg]. Optic angle. See under Optic. Rectilineal or Right-lined angle, one formed by two right lines. Right angle, one formed by a right line falling on another perpendicularly, or an angle of 90[deg] (measured by a quarter circle). Solid angle, the figure formed by the meeting of three or more plane angles at one point. Spherical angle, one made by the meeting of two arcs of great circles, which mutually cut one another on the surface of a globe or sphere. Visual angle, the angle formed by two rays of light, or two straight lines drawn from the extreme points of an object to the center of the eye. For Angles of commutation, draught, incidence, reflection, refraction, position, repose, fraction, see Commutation, Draught, Incidence, Reflection, Refraction, etc. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

adjacent adj 1: nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space; "had adjacent rooms"; "in the next room"; "the person sitting next to me"; "our rooms were side by side" [syn: adjacent, next, side by side(p)] 2: having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching; "Rhode Island has two bordering states; Massachusetts and Conncecticut"; "the side of Germany conterminous with France"; "Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho"; "neighboring cities" [syn: adjacent, conterminous, contiguous, neighboring(a)] 3: near or close to but not necessarily touching; "lands adjacent to the mountains"; "New York and adjacent cities"Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

30 Moby Thesaurus words for "adjacent": abutting, adjoining, attached, bordering, close-by, closest, connected, connecting, consecutive, conterminous, contiguous, coterminous, end to end, endways, endwise, face to face, handy, immediate, joined, juxtaposed, juxtapositional, juxtapositive, linked, nearby, nearest, neighbor, neighboring, next, successive, touchingThe Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

adjacency adjacentA relationship between two network devices, e.g. routers, which are connected by one media segment so that a packet sent by one can reach the other without going through another network device. The concept of adjacency is important in the exchange of routing information. Adjacent SNA nodes are nodes connected to a given node with no intervening nodes. In DECnet and OSI, adjacent nodes share a common segment (Ethernet, FDDI, Token Ring). (1998-03-10)