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 Settlements divide the West Bank into noncontiguous fragments. Trudy Rubin,, "Can Trump's 'deal of the century' bring Israel-Palestine peace?," 6 Apr. 2018 The SoccerCity Initiative proposes a 99-year lease to a group of developers of approximately 233 acres of city property -- the stadium site plus adjacent land and noncontiguous property in Murphy Canyon. David Garrick,, "San Diego seeking court review of competing Mission Valley stadium ballot measures," 11 May 2018 The noncontiguous parts of the U.S. (Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, and the Virgin Islands) use a different set of limits: the standard loan limit is $636,150 and the high-cost loan limit is $954,225. Wendy Connick, USA TODAY, "Fannie Mae mortgage loans: 3 important changes coming," 31 Oct. 2017 Lawmakers rejected an amendment to extend the preference to a separate, noncontiguous Christina enclave serving parts of inner-city Wilmington. Washington Post, "Lawmakers vote to eliminate 5-mile charter school boundaries," 22 June 2017 As time goes on, settlements grow, theoretically making any future Palestinian state smaller and possibly breaking it up into noncontiguous pieces. 2. Max Fisher, New York Times, "The Two-State Solution: What It Is and Why It Hasn’t Happened," 29 Dec. 2016

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First Known Use of noncontiguous

1825, in the meaning defined above

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“Noncontiguous.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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