contiguous

  • 1 contiguous — I adjective abutting, adjacent, adjoining, against, at close quarters, beside, bordering, bounding, close, confinis, conjoining, conjunct, connected, conterminous, continens, convergent, coupled, edging, end to end, fringing, in close proximity,… …

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  • 2 Contiguous — Con*tig u*ous, a. [L. contiguus; akin to contigere to touch on all sides. See {Contingent}.] In actual contact; touching; also, adjacent; near; neighboring; adjoining. [1913 Webster] The two halves of the paper did not appear fully divided . . .… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 contiguous — 1610s, from L. contiguus near, touching, bordering upon, from root of contingere to touch upon (see CONTACT (Cf. contact)). Earlier form, now obsolete, was contiguate (mid 15c.) …

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  • 4 contiguous — adjoining, abutting, conterminous, *adjacent, tangent, juxtaposed Analogous words: *nearest, next: *close, near, nigh, nearby …

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  • 5 contiguous — [adj] adjacent, in contact abutting, adjoining, approximal, beside, bordering, close, contactual, conterminous, juxtaposed, juxtapositional, meeting, near, near at hand, nearby, neighboring, next, next door to, next to, touching; concept 586 Ant …

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  • 6 contiguous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) sharing a common border. 2) next or together in sequence. DERIVATIVES contiguity noun contiguously adverb. ORIGIN Latin contiguus touching …

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  • 7 contiguous — [kən tig′yo͞o əs] adj. [L contiguus, bordering upon < base of contingere, to touch upon: see CONTACT] 1. in physical contact; touching along all or most of one side 2. near, next, or adjacent SYN. ADJACENT contiguously adv. contiguousness n …

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  • 8 contiguous — Literally, in actual contact, an actual touching. One parcel of land is contiguous to another parcel of land when the two parcels are not separated by outside land. See Vestal v Little Rock, 54 Ark 321, 15 SW 891. Appearing in statutes, the term… …

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  • 9 contiguous — [[t]kəntɪ̱gjuəs[/t]] ADJ: oft ADJ to/with n Things that are contiguous are next to each other or touch each other. [FORMAL] Its vineyards are virtually contiguous with those of Ausone. ...two years of travel throughout the 48 contiguous states.… …

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  • 10 contiguous 48 — noun the contiguous continental states area of the United States of America, comprising 48 states in number, and the District of Columbia, excluding Alaska and Hawaii. Syn: lower 48 …

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  • 11 contiguous — adjective /kənˈtɪɡjuəs/ a) connected; touching; abutting The forty eight contiguous states. b) adjacent; neighbouring/neighboring Supposing three such houses to be contiguous to a central one, each separated from the latter by a straight wall …

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  • 12 contiguous — adj. contiguous to, with * * * [kən tɪgjʊəs] with contiguous to …

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  • 13 contiguous — adjective Etymology: Latin contiguus, from contingere to have contact with more at contingent Date: circa 1609 1. being in actual contact ; touching along a boundary or at a point 2. of angles adjacent 2 3. next or near …

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  • 14 contiguous — contiguously, adv. contiguousness, n. /keuhn tig yooh euhs/, adj. 1. touching; in contact. 2. in close proximity without actually touching; near. 3. adjacent in time: contiguous events. [1605 15; < L contiguus bordering upon, equiv. to con CON +… …

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  • 15 contiguous — See adjacent. See adjacent, contiguous …

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  • 16 contiguous — con|tig|u|ous [kənˈtıgjuəs] adj formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: contiguus, from contingere; CONTINGENT1] next to something, or next to each other ▪ America s 48 contiguous states >contiguously adv >contiguity [ˌkɔntıˈgju:ıti US… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 contiguous — adjective (+ with) formal next to something, or near something in time or order (+ with): Canada is contiguous with the US along much of its border. contiguously adverb contiguity noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 contiguous — adjective the contiguous Gulf states Syn: adjacent, neighboring, adjoining, bordering, next door; abutting, connecting, touching, in contact, proximate …

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  • 19 contiguous — adj. [L. contiguus, bordering] Touching or adjoining at the edge …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 20 contiguous — Adjacent or in actual contact. * * * con·tig·u·ous kən tig yə wəs adj being in actual contact: touching along a boundary or at a point con·ti·gu·ity .känt ə gyü ət ē n, pl it·ies con·tig·u·ous·ly adv * * * con·tig·u·ous (kən tigґu …

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