Definitions for: Contiguous


[adj] very close or connected in space or time; "contiguous events"; "immediate contact"; "the immediate vicinity"; "the immediate past"
[adj] having a common boundary or edge; touching; "abutting lots"; "adjoining rooms"; "Rhode Island has two bordering states; Massachusetts and Conncecticut"; "the side of Germany conterminous with France"; "Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho"; "neighboring cities"
[adj] connecting without a break; within a common boundary; "the 48 conterminous states"; "the contiguous 48 states"



Webster (1913) Definition: Con*tig"u*ous, a. [L. contiguus; akin to contigere
to touch on all sides. See Contingent.]
In actual contact; touching; also, adjacent; near;
neighboring; adjoining.

The two halves of the paper did not appear fully
divided . . . but seemed contiguous at one of their
angles. --Sir I.
Newton.

Sees no contiguous palace rear its head. --Goldsmith.

Contiguous angles. See Adjacent angles, under Angle.

Syn: Adjoining; adjacent. See Adjacent. --
Con*tig"u*ous*ly, adv. -- Con*tig"u*ous*ness, n.

Synonyms: abutting, adjacent, adjoining, bordering(a), close, connected, conterminous, immediate, neighboring(a)

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