Re: [Czechlist] Re: adjoining, adjacent, neighbouring 3
- Marvellous, Melvyn, (or Marvelous Melvyn :-))
Thanks for exhaustive explanation!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2013 12:18 PM
Subject: [Czechlist] Re: adjoining, adjacent, neighbouring 3
Adjacent can suggest a relationship like that indicated by neighbouring: an explosion that brought people pouring out of the adjacent houses. It can also indicate the sharing of a common boundary in a side-by-side arrangement, as in the geometric term: adjacent angles; adjacent plots of land. But the word has a special use to indicate things of the same kind that do not touch but are not blocked from each other by things like them: adjacent islands; adjacent farmhouses.
To be continued...
--- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, "Melvyn" wrote:
> Contiguous is more formal than adjoining and abutting and is much less specific about the actual placing of elements that it refers to. Thus any kind of contact whatsoever can be indicated: back gardens that were contiguous to each other; an entry hall that was contiguous to all the rooms of the apartment.
> To be continued...
> --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, "Melvyn" wrote:
> > FWIW my Penguin Modern Guide to Synonyms and Related Words lists: neighbouring, abutting, adjacent, adjoining, contiguous, juxtaposed and tangent.
> > These words refer to things nearby or to things that touch each other. Neighbouring is the most informal of these and suggests only that things are close to each other but not necessarily touching: a shopping centre that drew its customers from the neighbouring communities; no one in the neighbouring houses was awakened by the sounds.
> > In geometry a line that is tangent to a circle touches that circle at one and only one point.
> > Adjoining indicates a closer relationship than the previous words, suggesting a side-by-side placement having a common boundary; asking the hotel for adjoining rooms with a door between them; French windows that revealed the adjoining patio.
> > Abutting indiates an even closer relationship than adjoining, stressing an actual touching of elements, although not necessarily a side-by-side placement. The special implication here is of things driven together by force to gain strength or structural soundness; the roofbeam and its abutting crossbeams. When these implications are not present, the word functions much as adjoining, except that it does not necessarily suggest a side-by-side proximity: a number of chapels abutting the apse of the cathedral.
> > To be continued...
> > Melvyn
> > --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, "Matej Klimes" wrote:
> > >
> > > Myslim, ze kdybys pul dne zkoumala definice a 'usage' tech jednotlivych
> > > terminu, a kdyby se vyjadrili vsichni rodilaci na foru (ovsem neco mi
> > > rika ze ruzni lide by tvrdili ruzne veci), tak prijdes na nejake
> > > minimalni rozdily...
> > >
> > > adjoining bych napriklad VETSINOU chapal jako primo sousedici, neboli
> > > dotykajici se, ditto adjacent, ale adjacent se nemusi vzdy dotykat,
> > > muze treba sousedit primo jen hranice neceho atd.. kdezto neighboring
> > > MUZE byt primo i neprimo, jako ze budova, ktera stoji vedle ale je
> > > samostatna...
> > >
> > > NICMENE jsem si pomerne jisty, ze v tech Tvych dvou vetach je to vse
> > > jen jako 'seznam vseho mozneho i nemozneho' aby se pokryly vsechny
> > > moznosti... zname to ze smluv, hlavne americkych, kde je pul odstavce
> > > pridavnych jmen a v cestine nekdy existuje jen polovina z nich,
> > > respektive nekolik tech originalu ma jen jeden cesky ekvivalent.. TAKZE
> > > pokud pouzijes nejaky rozumny vycet vsech moznosti - coz jsi vpodstate
> > > udelala - a DOKUD tam ty terminy nebudou v konkretnim kontrastu, tak je
> > > to vporadku..
> > >
> > > M
> > > ------ Original Message ------
> > > From: "Alena RyskovÃ¡ 2e"
> > > To: Czechlist@yahoogroups.com
> > > Sent: 3.1.2013 17:01:51
> > > Subject: [Czechlist] adjoining, adjacent, neighbouring
> > > > ProsÃm znalÃ© o nÃ¡povedu:
> > > >Vsechny 3 mÃ¡m v 1 dokumentu
> > > >...the relevant areas of the site including adjacent and neighboring
> > > >buildings, external walls, boundary walls, hardstandings,...
> > > >...no interference or interruption to the use of the adjoining and
> > > >adjacent buildings including roads, footpaths and other access...
> > > >Predpokladam, ze je to trikrÃ¡t totez (sousedici, vedlejsi, prilehly) a
> > > >vzajemne zamenitelne, nebo se mylim a maji ve stavarine nejaky
> > > >konkretni obsah?
> > > >Diky
> > > >Alena
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