Closer vs Adjacent - What's the difference?

closer | adjacent |


As adjectives the difference between closer and adjacent

is that closer is (close) while adjacent is lying next to, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on.

As nouns the difference between closer and adjacent

is that closer is someone or something that closes while adjacent is something that lies next to something else, especially the side of a right triangle that is neither the hypotenuse nor the opposite.

As a preposition adjacent is

(us) next to; adjacent to; beside.

closer

English

Etymology 1

From close (adjective) + -er

Adjective

(head)
  • (close)
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    Etymology 2

    From close (verb) + -er

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Someone or something that closes.
  • In our organization, the VP of Sales usually acts as the closer .
  • Someone or something that concludes.
  • The DJ chose a fantastic track as his closer at the end of the night.
  • The last stone in a horizontal course, if smaller than the others; a piece of brick finishing a course.
  • (Gwilt)
  • (baseball) A relief pitcher that specializes in getting the last three outs of the game. See
  • They brought their closer in for the ninth.

    Anagrams

    * English heteronyms

    adjacent

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Lying next to, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on.
  • Because the conference room is filled, we will have our meeting in the adjacent room.
  • Just before, after, or facing.
  • The picture is on the adjacent page .

    Synonyms

    * (lying next to) abutting, adjoining, contiguous, juxtaposed, near

    Antonyms

    * (lying next to) apart, distant, nonadjacent

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Something that lies next to something else, especially the side of a right triangle that is neither the hypotenuse nor the opposite.
  • * 1980 , Faber Birren, The textile colorist
  • Again, the key colors have twice the area of the adjacents .
  • * 2011 , Mark Zegarelli, ACT Math For Dummies (page 194)
  • Picking out the opposite, the adjacent , and the hypotenuse

    Preposition

    (English prepositions)
  • (US) Next to; adjacent to; beside.
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