- The definition of contiguous is two things that are connected or touching along one side.
An example of contiguous is how Chile shares a border with Argentina.
- in physical contact; touching along all or most of one side
- near, next, or adjacent
Origin of contiguousClassical Latin contiguus, bordering upon ; from base of contingere, to touch upon: see contact
- Sharing an edge or boundary; touching.
- Neighboring; adjacent.
- a. Connecting without a break: the 48 contiguous states.b. Connected in time; uninterrupted: served two contiguous terms in office.
Origin of contiguousFrom Latin contiguus, from contingere, contig-, to touch; see contact.