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contiguity

[kon-ti-gyoo-i-tee] /ˌkɒn tɪˈgyu ɪ ti/
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
1635-1645
1635-45; < Late Latin contiguitās. See contiguous, -ity
Related forms
noncontiguity, noun, plural noncontiguities.
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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.
Word Origin and History for contiguity
n.

1640s, from French contiguité from Latin contiguitas, from contiguus (see contiguous).

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contiguity in Medicine

contiguity con·ti·gu·i·ty (kŏn'tĭ-gyōō'ĭ-tē)
n.
The state of being contiguous.

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