Contiguous meaning

kən-tĭgyo͝o-əs
Touching at the edge, at a point, or along a boundary.
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Connecting without a break.

The forty-eight contiguous states.

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Near, next, or adjacent.
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Close, nearby, or in close proximity, but not touching. See adjacent and adjoining.
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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.

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Sharing an edge or boundary; touching.
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Neighboring; adjacent.
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In physical contact; touching along all or most of one side.
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Adjacent or touching. Contrast with fragmentation. See contiguous file.
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Origin of contiguous

  • From Latin contiguus from contingere contig- to touch contact

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin contiguus (“touching”), from contingere (“to touch”); see contingent, contact, contagion.

    From Wiktionary