# Adjacent

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Jump to navigationJump to search## Origin

late Middle Englsih < L adjacent- (s. of adjacēns, prp. of adjacēre to adjoin), equiv. to ad- ad- + jac- lie + -ent- -ent

## Definitions

- 1.lying near, close, or contiguous; adjoining; neighboring: a motel adjacent to the highway.
- 2.just before, after, or facing: a map on an adjacent page.

## Synonyms

- abutting, juxtaposed, touching, adjoining.

## Antonym

- Distant

## Description

Adjacent is an adjective meaning contiguous, adjoining or abutting.

In relation to the Blue Book, adjacent is where the books are located in from Jen's desk.

In geometry, adjacent is when sides meet to make an angle.

In trigonometry the adjacent side of a right angled triangle is the cathetus next to the angle in question.

In graph theory adjacent nodes in a graph are linked by an edge.