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adjoining

[uh-joi-ning] /əˈdʒɔɪ nɪŋ/
adjective
1.
being in contact at some point or line; located next to another; bordering; contiguous:
the adjoining room; a row of adjoining town houses.
Origin of adjoining
1485-1495
1485-95; adjoin + -ing2
Related forms
nonadjoining, adjective
unadjoining, adjective
Can be confused
adjacent, adjoining (see synonym study at the current entry)
Synonyms
Adjoining, adjacent, bordering all mean near or close to something. Adjoining implies touching, having a common point or line: an adjoining yard. Adjacent implies being nearby or next to something else: all the adjacent houses; adjacent angles. Bordering means having a common boundary with something: the farm bordering on the river.
Antonyms
separated.

adjoin

[uh-join] /əˈdʒɔɪn/
verb (used with object)
1.
to be close to or in contact with; abut on:
His property adjoins the lake.
2.
to attach or append; affix.
verb (used without object)
3.
to be in connection or contact:
the point where the estates adjoin.
Origin
1275-1325; Middle English a(d)joinen < Middle French ajoindre. See ad-, join
Related forms
unadjoined, adjective
Can be confused
adjoin, adjourn.
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adjoining

/əˈdʒɔɪnɪŋ/
adjective
1.
being in contact; connected or neighbouring

adjoin

/əˈdʒɔɪn/
verb
1.
to be next to (an area of land, etc)
2.
(transitive) foll by to. to join; affix or attach
Word Origin
C14: via Old French from Latin adjungere, from ad- to + jungere to join
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Word Origin and History for adjoining

adjoin

v.

c.1300, "unite, ally" from Old French ajoin- stem of ajoindre "join together, unite," from Latin adjungere "fasten on, harness, join to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + jungere "to bind together" (see jugular). Meaning "be contiguous with, be adjacent to" is from late 14c. Related: Adjoined; adjoining.

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