Ad·ja·cent a. Lying near, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on; as, a field adjacent to the highway. “The adjacent forest.”
Adjacent or contiguous angle. Geom. See Angle.
Syn: -- Adjoining; contiguous; near.
Usage: -- 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.
Ad·ja·cent, n. That which is adjacent. [R.]
adj 1: nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without
intervening space; "had adjacent rooms"; "in the next
room"; "the person sitting next to me"; "our rooms
were side by side" [syn: next, side by side(p)]
2: having a common boundary or edge; touching; "abutting lots";
"adjoining rooms"; "Rhode Island has two bordering states;
Massachusetts and Conncecticut"; "the side of Germany
conterminous with France"; "Utah and the contiguous state
of Idaho"; "neighboring cities" [syn: abutting, adjoining,
conterminous, contiguous, neighboring(a)]
3: near or close to but not necessarily touching; "lands
adjacent to the mountains"; "New York and adjacent cities"