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adjacent adj (often adjacent to something) lying beside or next to it. adjacency noun. adjacently adverb.
ETYMOLOGY: 15c: from Latin adjacere to lie by the side of.

adjacent, adjoining

There is sometimes confusion between adjacent and adjoining. Adjacent things can be close to or next to each other, but not necessarily touching • He dodged into an adjacent alleyThe noise from an adjacent bus station. Adjoining things are next to and touching each other • The bathroom adjoining her hotel roomA lease of land adjoining a road.