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Definitions and Synonyms of adjacent | Another word for adjacent | What is adjacent?

Definition 1: nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where adjacent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • had adjacent rooms
  • in the next room
  • the person sitting next to me
  • our rooms were side by side

Synonyms for adjacent in the sense of this definition

(adjacent is similar to ...) at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other

"close to noon" "how close are we to town?" "a close formation of ships"

Definition 2: having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where adjacent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Rhode Island has two bordering states; Massachusetts and Connecticut
  • the side of Germany conterminous with France
  • Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho
  • neighboring cities

Synonyms for adjacent in the sense of this definition

(adjacent is similar to ...) joined or linked together

Definition 3: near or close to but not necessarily touching - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where adjacent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lands adjacent to the mountains
  • New York and adjacent cities

(adjacent is similar to ...) not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances

"near neighbors" "in the near future" "they are near equals" "his nearest approach to success" "a very near thing" "a near hit by the bomb" "she was near tears" "she was close to tears" "had a close call"

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