Definition of "adjacent" []

  • Close to; lying near: adjacent cities. (adjective)
  • Next to; adjoining: adjacent garden plots. (adjective)
  • Being near or close, esp having a common boundary; adjoining; contiguous (adjective)

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  • (of a pair of vertices in a graph) joined by a common edge (adjective)
  • (of a pair of edges in a graph) meeting at a common vertex (adjective)
  • The side lying between a specified angle and a right angle in a right-angled triangle (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "adjacent" in a sentence
  • ""It is not a snooty place to live," said Louis Andors, an agent with Keller Williams who lives in adjacent Aurora Hills."
  • "To an economist or strategic planner, a city represents an area of dominant influence over markets in adjacent areas."
  • "Two Models for Business Extensions a. Backwards from Customer Needs taking feedback from customers and evolving the offerings or adding new products in adjacent markets … i.e. Kindle"