Adjective that means “adjoining,” “next to” or “very near to.”

  • Adjacent figures (or elements of adjacent figures) are figures (or elements of figures) that touch.
  • This adjective takes on different meanings depending on the term with which it is associated.


Adjacent angles are angles that have a common vertex and a common side but do not overlap.

In the figure above, angles BAC and CAD are adjacent angles.

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