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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adjacent  \Ad*ja"cent\,  n. 
  That  which  is  adjacent.  [R.]  --Locke. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Angle  \An"gle\  ([a^][ng]"g'l),  n.  [F.  angle,  L.  angulus  angle, 
  corner;  akin  to  uncus  hook,  Gr  'agky`los  bent,  crooked, 
  angular,  'a`gkos  a  bend  or  hollow,  AS  angel  hook,  fish-hook, 
  G.  angel,  and  F.  anchor.] 
  1.  The  inclosed  space  near  the  point  where  two  lines  meet  a 
  corner;  a  nook. 
 
  Into  the  utmost  angle  of  the  world.  --Spenser. 
 
  To  search  the  tenderest  angles  of  the  heart. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  (Geom.) 
  a  The  figure  made  by  two  lines  which  meet 
  b  The  difference  of  direction  of  two  lines.  In  the  lines 
  meet  the  point  of  meeting  is  the  vertex  of  the  angle. 
 
  3.  A  projecting  or  sharp  corner;  an  angular  fragment. 
 
  Though  but  an  angle  reached  him  of  the  stone. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  (Astrol.)  A  name  given  to  four  of  the  twelve  astrological 
  ``houses.''  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  5.  [AS.  angel.]  A  fishhook;  tackle  for  catching  fish, 
  consisting  of  a  line  hook,  and  bait,  with  or  without  a 
  rod. 
 
  Give  me  mine  angle:  we  'll  to  the  river  there 
  --Shak. 
 
  A  fisher  next  his  trembling  angle  bears.  --Pope. 
 
  {Acute  angle},  one  less  than  a  right  angle,  or  less  than 
  90[deg]. 
 
  {Adjacent}  or  {Contiguous  angles},  such  as  have  one  leg 
  common  to  both  angles. 
 
  {Alternate  angles}.  See  {Alternate}. 
 
  {Angle  bar}. 
  a  (Carp.)  An  upright  bar  at  the  angle  where  two  faces  of 
  a  polygonal  or  bay  window  meet  --Knight. 
  b  (Mach.)  Same  as  {Angle  iron}. 
 
  {Angle  bead}  (Arch.),  a  bead  worked  on  or  fixed  to  the  angle 
  of  any  architectural  work  esp.  for  protecting  an  angle  of 
  a  wall. 
 
  {Angle  brace},  {Angle  tie}  (Carp.),  a  brace  across  an 
  interior  angle  of  a  wooden  frame,  forming  the  hypothenuse 
  and  securing  the  two  side  pieces  together.  --Knight. 
 
  {Angle  iron}  (Mach.),  a  rolled  bar  or  plate  of  iron  having 
  one  or  more  angles,  used  for  forming  the  corners,  or 
  connecting  or  sustaining  the  sides  of  an  iron  structure  to 
  which  it  is  riveted. 
 
  {Angle  leaf}  (Arch.),  a  detail  in  the  form  of  a  leaf,  more  or 
  less  conventionalized,  used  to  decorate  and  sometimes  to 
  strengthen  an  angle. 
 
  {Angle  meter},  an  instrument  for  measuring  angles,  esp.  for 
  ascertaining  the  dip  of  strata. 
 
  {Angle  shaft}  (Arch.),  an  enriched  angle  bead,  often  having  a 
  capital  or  base,  or  both 
 
  {Curvilineal  angle},  one  formed  by  two  curved  lines. 
 
  {External  angles},  angles  formed  by  the  sides  of  any 
  right-lined  figure,  when  the  sides  are  produced  or 
  lengthened. 
 
  {Facial  angle}.  See  under  {Facial}. 
 
  {Internal  angles},  those  which  are  within  any  right-lined 
  figure. 
 
  {Mixtilineal  angle},  one  formed  by  a  right  line  with  a  curved 
  line 
 
  {Oblique  angle},  one  acute  or  obtuse,  in  opposition  to  a 
  right  angle. 
 
  {Obtuse  angle},  one  greater  than  a  right  angle,  or  more  than 
  90[deg]. 
 
  {Optic  angle}.  See  under  {Optic}. 
 
  {Rectilineal}  or  {Right-lined  angle},  one  formed  by  two  right 
  lines. 
 
  {Right  angle},  one  formed  by  a  right  line  falling  on  another 
  perpendicularly,  or  an  angle  of  90[deg]  (measured  by  a 
  quarter  circle). 
 
  {Solid  angle},  the  figure  formed  by  the  meeting  of  three  or 
  more  plane  angles  at  one  point. 
 
  {Spherical  angle},  one  made  by  the  meeting  of  two  arcs  of 
  great  circles,  which  mutually  cut  one  another  on  the 
  surface  of  a  globe  or  sphere. 
 
  {Visual  angle},  the  angle  formed  by  two  rays  of  light,  or  two 
  straight  lines  drawn  from  the  extreme  points  of  an  object 
  to  the  center  of  the  eye. 
 
  {For  Angles  of  commutation},  {draught},  {incidence}, 
  {reflection},  {refraction},  {position},  {repose},  {fraction}, 
  see  {Commutation},  {Draught},  {Incidence},  {Reflection}, 
  {Refraction},  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adjacent 
  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"  [syn:  {abutting},  {adjoining},  {bordering(a)},  {conterminous}, 
  {contiguous}] 
  3:  near  or  close  to  but  not  necessarily  touching;  "lands 
  adjacent  to  the  mountains";  "New  York  and  adjacent  cities" 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  adjacent 
 
  {adjacency} 
 
 




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