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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.
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 alley The noise from an adjacent bus station. Adjoining things are next to and touching each other The bathroom adjoining her hotel room A lease of land adjoining a road.
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