Definitions for contiguouskənˈtɪg yu əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•tig•u•ouskənˈtɪg yu əs(adj.)

  1. touching; in contact.

  2. being in close proximity without touching; near.

  3. adjacent in time.

Origin of contiguous:

1605–15; < L contiguus bordering upon =con-con - +tig-, var. s. of -tingere, comb. form of tangere to touch


Princeton's WordNet

  1. contiguous, immediate(adj)

    very close or connected in space or time

    "contiguous events"; "immediate contact"; "the immediate vicinity"; "the immediate past"

  2. conterminous, contiguous(adj)

    connecting without a break; within a common boundary

    "the 48 conterminous states"; "the contiguous 48 states"

  3. adjacent, conterminous, contiguous, neighboring(a)(adj)

    having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching

    "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"


  1. contiguous(Adjective)

    connected; touching; abutting

  2. contiguous(Adjective)

    adjacent; neighbouring/neighboring

  3. contiguous(Adjective)

    connecting without a break

    The forty-eight contiguous states.

  4. Origin: From contiguus, from contingere; see contingent, contact, contagion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contiguous(adj)

    in actual contact; touching; also, adjacent; near; neighboring; adjoining


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