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[uh-jey-suh n-see] /əˈdʒeɪ sən si/
noun, plural adjacencies.
Also, adjacence. the state of being adjacent; nearness.
Usually, adjacencies. things, places, etc., that are adjacent.
Radio and Television. a broadcast or announcement immediately preceding or following another.
Origin of adjacency
1640-50; < Late Latin adjacentia. See adjacent, -ency
Related forms
nonadjacency, noun, plural nonadjacencies. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for adjacency
  • What you get to know about people you don't know simply by accidental adjacency is astonishing.
  • Return an adjacency list representation of the graph.
  • The primary spatial relationships that one can model using topology are adjacency, coincidence, and connectivity.
  • Formally, a graph is a set of vertices and a binary relation between vertices, adjacency.
  • There are two major approaches to the representation of graphs: edge lists and adjacency matrices.
  • Topological adjacency relationships also arise in anatomy.
  • See also dense graph, complete graph, adjacency-list representation.
  • It is less simple when the adjacency is diagonal laterally, vertically, or both.
adjacency in Technology

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).

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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