lying near, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on; as, a field adjacent to the highway. The adjacent forest. adjacent or contiguous angle.

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.

Synonym: Adjoining, contiguous, near.

Origin: L. Adjacens, -centis, p. Pr. Of adjacere to lie near; ad _ jacre to lie: cf. F. Adjacent.

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