Meaning of “adjacent” in the English Dictionary

"adjacent" in British English

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adjacentadjective

uk /əˈdʒeɪ.sənt/ us /əˈdʒeɪ.sənt/ formal

C2 very near, next to, or touching:

They work in adjacent buildings.
They lived in a house adjacent to the railway.

More examples

  • The spillover from the adjacent river flooded the lower fields.
  • She took a knife and fork from an adjacent table.
  • They took a boat trip and toured the southern coastline and adjacent islands.
  • They found a lovely hotel adjacent to the sea front.
  • The bus station is adjacent to the railway station.
adjacency
noun [ C or U ] /əˈdʒeɪ.sən.si/ /əˈdʒeɪ.sən.si/

The statistics take word adjacency into account.

(Definition of “adjacent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"adjacent" in American English

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adjacentadjective [ not gradable ]

us /əˈdʒeɪ·sənt/

very near, or with nothing in between:

They work in adjacent buildings.

geometry Two angles are adjacent if they are next to each other and share a line.

(Definition of “adjacent” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)