ETYM Latin adjacens, -centis, p. pr. of adjacere to lie near; ad + jacęre to lie: cf. French adjacent.
1. Near or close to but not necessarily touching.
2. Nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space; SYN. next, side by side.
Joining to; contiguous; adjacent.
ETYM Late Lat. circumferentialis.
Lying around or just outside the edges or outskirts.
ETYM Latin conterminus. Related to Conterminous.
Connecting without a break; within a common boundary; SYN. contiguous.
Having common boundary, extent or termination.
ETYM Latin contiguus; akin to contigere to touch on all sides. Related to Contingent.
Very close or connected in space or time; SYN. immediate.
Having a shared boundary; being immediately adjacent. For example, contiguous sectors on a disk are data-storage segments physically located next to one another.
On the American frontier.
Alternate (chiefly British) spelling for neighborhood.