Preferred term: adjacency

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.

Synonyms: Adjoining, contiguous, near.

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

(01 Mar 1998)

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