non·​con·​tig·​u·​ous ˌnän-kən-ˈti-gyə-wəs How to pronounce noncontiguous (audio)
: 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 Lawyers representing Republicans said that in the past Democrats had not raised claims of unfairness about noncontiguous districts. Julie Bosman, New York Times, 22 Dec. 2023 Gaber disputed Bradley's reading of why the case was brought before the court, arguing the question of whether the state's legislative districts are unconstitutionally noncontiguous would have made its way to the court regardless of who won the election. Barnini Chakraborty, Washington Examiner, 21 Nov. 2023 According to the legal complaint, the majority of Wisconsin’s Assembly districts are noncontiguous — each consisting of between two and 40 disconnected pieces of territory. Megan O’Matz, ProPublica, 17 Nov. 2023 During the Trump administration, some 458 noncontiguous miles of border barrier were constructed, mostly to replace barriers that had been put in place during previous administrations. Colbi Edmonds, New York Times, 6 Oct. 2023 There are currently 706 noncontiguous miles of border wall — which consists of a variety of barriers — along parts of the nearly 2,000-mile border between the United States and Mexico. Colbi Edmonds, New York Times, 6 Oct. 2023 The suit argues that this should not be allowed, even when towns annex noncontiguous areas, creating islands or enclaves in districts. Megan O’Matz, ProPublica, 23 Sep. 2023 Studies estimate that the Jones Act costs the U.S. economy more than a billion dollars annually, with noncontiguous areas such as Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico bearing the brunt of its effects. Sam Heavenrich,, 24 Apr. 2023 Avery owns roughly three square miles of noncontiguous parcels stretching across town. J. Harry Jones, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noncontiguous was in 1825

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“Noncontiguous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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