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adjacency

[uh-jey-suh n-see] /əˈdʒeɪ sən si/
noun, plural adjacencies.
1.
Also, adjacence. the state of being adjacent; nearness.
2.
Usually, adjacencies. things, places, etc., that are adjacent.
3.
Radio and Television. a broadcast or announcement immediately preceding or following another.
Origin of adjacency
1640-1650
1640-50; < Late Latin adjacentia. See adjacent, -ency
Related forms
nonadjacency, noun, plural nonadjacencies.
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adjacency in Technology

networking
A relationship between two network devices, e.g. routers, which are connected by one media segment so that a packet sent by one can reach the other without going through another network device. The concept of adjacency is important in the exchange of routing information.
Adjacent SNA nodes are nodes connected to a given node with no intervening nodes. In DECnet and OSI, adjacent nodes share a common segment (Ethernet, FDDI, Token Ring).
(1998-03-10)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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