contiguity

[kon-ti-gyoo-i-tee]
noun, plural contiguities.
1.
the state of being contiguous; contact or proximity.
2.
a series of things in continuous connection; a continuous mass or extent.

Origin:
1635–45; < Late Latin contiguitās. See contiguous, -ity

noncontiguity, noun, plural noncontiguities.
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contiguous (kənˈtɪɡjʊəs)
 
adj
1.  touching along the side or boundary; in contact
2.  physically adjacent; neighbouring
3.  preceding or following in time
 
[C17: from Latin contiguus, from contingere to touch; see contact]
 
contiguity
 
n
 
con'tiguousness
 
n
 
con'tiguously
 
adv

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contiguity
1640s, from L. contiguitas, from contiguus (see contiguous).
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contiguity con·ti·gu·i·ty (kŏn'tĭ-gyōō'ĭ-tē)
n.
The state of being contiguous.

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But this grows from an earlier, unbreakable foundation of contiguity.
For lack of contiguity they are no longer a part of the tiger habitat.
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