Adjacent is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

### Pronunciation

• (UK) (US) IPA (key): /əˈdʒeɪ.sənt/
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 Positive adjacent Comparative none Superlative none
1. If ${\displaystyle x}$ has adjacent ${\displaystyle y}$, there is no other thing between ${\displaystyle x}$ and ${\displaystyle y}$.
The house has an adjacent garage.
It's a lovely room, complete with adjacent shower and rest area.
In the word "house", the letters "h" and "o" are adjacent.

## Preposition

1. If ${\displaystyle x}$ is adjacent to ${\displaystyle y}$, there is no other thing between ${\displaystyle x}$ and ${\displaystyle y}$.