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contiguous

[kuhn-tig-yoo-uhs]
adjective
1.
touching; in contact.
2.
in close proximity without actually touching; near.
3.
adjacent in time: contiguous events.

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin contiguus bordering upon, equivalent to con- con- + tig- (variant stem of -tingere, combining form of tangere to touch; see tangent, contingent, contact) + -uus deverbal adj. suffix; cf. -ous, continuous

contiguously, adverb
contiguousness, noun
noncontiguous, adjective
noncontiguously, adverb
noncontiguousness, noun
uncontiguous, adjective
uncontiguously, adverb
uncontiguousness, noun


1. bordering, adjoining, abutting. 2. adjacent.
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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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contiguous
1610s, from L. contiguus "bordering upon," from base of contingere "to touch upon" (see contact). Earlier form, now obs., was contiguate (mid-15c.).
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contiguous con·tig·u·ous (kən-tĭg'yōō-əs)
adj.

  1. Sharing an edge or boundary; touching.

  2. Neighboring; adjacent.


con·tig'u·ous·ness n.
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