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

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Recent Examples on the Web Under the new guidelines, anyone traveling into New York from a noncontiguous state should take a Covid-19 test three days before departing for New York. Ronda Kaysen, New York Times, "Do I Really Have to Quarantine if I Visit Family for Thanksgiving?," 14 Nov. 2020 The application targeted six noncontiguous parcels intermixed with the state trust holdings and abutting an existing mine and processing plant. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Federal land manager pulls plug on Utah tar sand lease because of conflict of interest," 14 Dec. 2020 Chief among those is his Oct. 31 executive order that called for visitors from noncontiguous states to quarantine for three days and then submit a negative test to state authorities. Jesse Mckinley, New York Times, "As the Virus Surges, How Much Longer Can New York Avoid a Full Shutdown?," 19 Nov. 2020 New York City tourism statistics show that California sends more visitors to the city than any other noncontiguous state — about one in 20 visitors in recent years. Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times, "New York wants visitors to test for COVID-19 before and after arrival," 2 Nov. 2020 Interestingly, America's only two noncontiguous states already are using testing of incoming air passengers as a way of trying to them and the states' own residents from the virus. Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY, "Airlines look to 'travel bubbles' for COVID-19 safety and to restart international routes," 23 Oct. 2020 Israel’s formal annexation that is planned would leave only noncontiguous enclaves for Palestinians to inhabit in their ancestral lands, erasing all hope for a viable, independent state of their own. Mary Christine Bader, Star Tribune, "Admit it: The two-state solution for Palestine is dead," 7 Aug. 2020 Amid the many concerns, construction continues quickly in the San Bernardino Valley; about 6 miles of noncontiguous fencing has been completed in the area on either side of the refuge. Erin Stone, azcentral, "Concerns grow that Trump's wall will damage rivers, wildlife habitat on Arizona border," 3 Feb. 2020 Settlements divide the West Bank into noncontiguous fragments. Trudy Rubin,, "Can Trump's 'deal of the century' bring Israel-Palestine peace?," 6 Apr. 2018

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1825, in the meaning defined above

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“Noncontiguous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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