Definitions for contiguouskənˈtɪg yu əs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
con•tig•u•ouskənˈtɪg yu əs(adj.)
touching; in contact.
being in close proximity without touching; near.
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
very close or connected in space or time
"contiguous events"; "immediate contact"; "the immediate vicinity"; "the immediate past"
connecting without a break; within a common boundary
"the 48 conterminous states"; "the contiguous 48 states"
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"
connected; touching; abutting
connecting without a break
The forty-eight contiguous states.
Origin: From contiguus, from contingere; see contingent, contact, contagion.
in actual contact; touching; also, adjacent; near; neighboring; adjoining
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