Contiguous Definition

kən-tĭgyo͝o-əs
adjective
In physical contact; touching along all or most of one side.
Webster's New World
Near, next, or adjacent.
Webster's New World

Connecting without a break.

The forty-eight contiguous states.
Wiktionary
Connected in time; uninterrupted.
Served two contiguous terms in office.
American Heritage
Touching at the edge, at a point, or along a boundary.
Webster's New World Law
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pronoun

(US, geography) The contiguous continental states area of the United States of America, comprising 48 states in number, and the District of Columbia, excluding Alaska and Hawaii.

Wiktionary

Origin of Contiguous

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

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin contiguus from contingere contig- to touch contact

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

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