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ad·ja·cent

adjacent

 
 
pronunciation:
jeI snt
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part of speech: adjective
definition: near or next to.
The bank is adjacent to the post office.
 
synonyms:
adjoining, bordering, neighboring, next
antonyms:
distant, faraway, remote
similar words:
close, flush, near, nearby, next-door, side by side
derivation: adjacently (adv.)
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The word adjacent contains the following parts:
ad- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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Originally a Latin preposition and prefix, ad- occurs in English in Latin loanwords. It has multiple forms, as the final 'd' sound in ad- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms: ac-, af-, ag-1, al-, an-, ap-, ar-, as-, and at-.
ject, jet, jac Latin root that means throw; lie
-ant, -ent Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means (in adjectives) doing the action denoted by the verb root; (in nouns) one who or that which does the action denoted by the verb root.
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The suffix -ant , -ent forms adjectives and, to a much lesser extent, nouns from Latin verb stems such as fid in confident and stud in student . This suffix is the equivalent in Latin of the "-ing" inflection in English. Many adjectives ending in -ant , -ent have a corresponding noun ending in -ance, -ence, -ancy, -ency.