non·​con·​tig·​u·​ous | \ ˌnän-kən-ˈti-gyə-wəs How to pronounce noncontiguous (audio) , -gyü-əs \

Definition of noncontiguous

: not contiguous especially : not adjoining along a boundary or consisting of parts that adjoin a noncontiguous college campus These parcels on noncontiguous land averaged nearly 50 acres in size … — John MacKillop

Examples of noncontiguous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But visitors are welcome at a 305-acre noncontiguous piece several miles to the west on Lee Creek. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 Dec. 2020 The next year, however, Trump shrunk the monument and chopped it into two noncontiguous units totaling 202,000 acres, leaving out many of the areas the tribes’ specifically wanted protected. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Oct. 2021 One of the largest private undeveloped ranches in the Rocky Mountain West, the property is located roughly 30 miles from the city of Bozeman and comprises a series of five separate, noncontiguous parcels that total about 80,000 acres. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, 6 Jan. 2022 Working with partners to create a noncontiguous national park in the Mississippi Delta and on Chicago’s South Side in honor of Till and Till-Mobley. Shanzeh Ahmad,, 24 Nov. 2021 Malaysia is made up of two noncontiguous regions: West Malaysia on the Malay Peninsula, which consists of 11 states, and East Malaysia, on the island of Borneo, which consists of two states. CNN, 16 Aug. 2021 Israel has carved up the West Bank, creating small, densely populated, noncontiguous Palestinian enclaves much like the Bantustans of apartheid South Africa. Star Tribune, 30 Mar. 2021 The bike-and-buggy trail opened in 2005, with the noncontiguous Glenmont-to-Brinkhaven link added in 2017; in Brinkhaven, riders can pick up the Mohican Valley Trail. Susan Glaser, cleveland, 25 June 2020 Because of Covid, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued an emergency order to expel migrants from noncontiguous countries. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 14 Mar. 2021 See More

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1825, in the meaning defined above

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“Noncontiguous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.

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