Adjacent vs. Nonadjacent

Adjacent vs. Nonadjacent — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Adjacent and Nonadjacent

Adjacentadjective

Close to; lying near

adjacent cities.

Nonadjacentadjective

Not adjacent.

Adjacentadjective

Next to; adjoining

adjacent garden plots.

Nonadjacentadjective

not adjacent; not next

Adjacentadjective

Lying next to, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on.

Because the conference room is filled, we will have our meeting in the adjacent room.

Adjacentadjective

Just before, after, or facing.

The picture is on the adjacent page.

Adjacentnoun

Something that lies next to something else, especially the side of a right triangle that is neither the hypotenuse nor the opposite.

Adjacentpreposition

(US) Next to; adjacent to; beside.

Adjacentadjective

nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space;

had adjacent roomsin the next roomthe person sitting next to meour rooms were side by side

Adjacentadjective

having a common boundary or edge; touching;

abutting lotsadjoining roomsRhode Island has two bordering states; Massachusetts and Conncecticutthe side of Germany conterminous with FranceUtah and the contiguous state of Idahoneighboring cities

Adjacentadjective

near or close to but not necessarily touching;

lands adjacent to the mountainsNew York and adjacent cities