Ad*ja"cent (#), a. [L. adjacens, -centis, p. pr. of adjacere to lie near; ad + jacre 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.

Adjacent or contiguous angle. Geom. See Angle.

Syn. -- Adjoining; contiguous; near. -- 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.

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.


© Webster 1913.

Ad*ja"cent, n.

That which is adjacent.




© Webster 1913.

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