contiguous


con·tig·u·ous

adjective \kən-ˈti-gyə-wəs, -gyü-əs\

—used to describe things that touch each other or are immediately next to each other

Full Definition of CONTIGUOUS

1
:  being in actual contact :  touching along a boundary or at a point
2
of angles :  adjacent 2
3
:  next or near in time or sequence
4
:  touching or connected throughout in an unbroken sequence <contiguous row houses>
con·tig·u·ous·ly adverb
con·tig·u·ous·ness noun

Examples of CONTIGUOUS

  1. <Connecticut and Massachusetts are contiguous states.>
  2. And in the west, contiguous to Lebanon, was the mountain stronghold of Latakia … —Robert D. Kaplan, Atlantic, February 1993

Origin of CONTIGUOUS

Latin contiguus, from contingere to have contact with — more at contingent
First Known Use: circa 1609

Rhymes with CONTIGUOUS

con·tig·u·ous

adjective \kən-ˈtig-yə-wəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CONTIGUOUS

: being in actual contact : touching along a boundary or at a point
con·ti·gu·ity \ˌkänt-ə-ˈgyü-ət-ē\ noun, plural con·ti·gu·it·ies
con·tig·u·ous·ly adverb

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