Etymology
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adjacence (n.)

"state of lying close or contiguous," c. 1600, from Medieval Latin adjacentia, abstract noun from Latin adiacens "lying at," present participle of adiacere "lie at, border upon, lie near," from ad "to" (see ad-) + iacēre "to lie, rest," related to iacere "to throw; lay ('cast (oneself) down')," from PIE root *ye- "to throw, impel."  Related: Adjacency, which occasionally was used in the sense of "that which is adjacent."

updated on September 15, 2022

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