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In geometry, adjacent is when sides meet to make an angle.

In trigonometry the adjacent side of a right angled triangle is the cathetus next to the angle in question.

In graph theory adjacent nodes in a graph are linked by an edge.

ee also

* Graph (mathematics)

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• adjacent — adjacent, ente [ adʒasɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1314; lat. adjacens, de adjacere « être situé auprès » 1 ♦ Contigu, voisin. ⇒ attenant, proche. Terrain adjacent à un bois. « Qui sortant des maisons, qui des petites rues adjacentes » (Hugo). 2 ♦ (1751)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

• Adjacent — Ad*ja cent, a. [L. adjacens, centis, p. pr. of adjacere to lie near; ad + jac[=e]re to lie: cf. F. adjacent.] Lying near, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on; as, a field adjacent to the highway. The adjacent forest. B. Jonson. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• adjacent — I adjective abutting, adjoining, alongside, beside, bordering, conterminous, contiguous, contiguus, continuous, convergent, finitimus, juxtaposed, meeting, neighboring, next to, proximal, touching, verging on, vicinal, vicinus associated concepts …   Law dictionary

• adjacent — adjacent, adjoining, contiguous, abutting, tangent, conterminous, juxtaposed mean being in close proximity. Adjacent does not always imply actual contact but it does indicate that nothing of the same kind comes between; adjacent lots are in… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

• adjacent — adjacent, adjoining An adjacent property is normally one that is nearby without necessarily touching the one being considered in relation to it. Similarly, adjacent angles in a triangle are separated by the length of one side of the triangle, an… …   Modern English usage

• adjacent — [ə jā′sənt] adj. [L adjacens, prp. of adjacere, to lie near < ad , to + jacere, to lie, throw: see JET1] near or close (to something); adjoining adjacently adv. SYN. ADJACENT things may or may not be in actual contact with each other, but they …   English World dictionary

• Adjacent — Ad*ja cent, n. That which is adjacent. [R.] Locke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• adjacent — adjacent, ente (a dja san, san t ) adj. 1°   Situé auprès. Lieux adjacents. Acquérir des terres adjacentes aux siennes. L Algérie est adjacente à ce qu on appelle le Désert. •   L élévation du sol de l Égypte s opère en même temps que cette… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

• Adjăcent — (v. lat.), anliegend, angrenzend …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon