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Meaning of CONTIGUOUS

Pronunciation:  kun'tigyoous

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  very close or connected in space or time; "contiguous events"; "immediate contact"; "the immediate vicinity"; "the immediate past"
  2. [adj]  having a common boundary or edge; touching; "abutting lots"; "adjoining rooms"; "Rhode Island has two bordering states; Massachusetts and Conncecticut"; "the side of Germany conterminous with France"; "Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho"; "neighboring cities"
  3. [adj]  connecting without a break; within a common boundary; "the 48 conterminous states"; "the contiguous 48 states"
 

CONTIGUOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: abutting, adjacent, adjoining, bordering(a), close, connected, conterminous, immediate, neighboring(a)
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con*tig"u*ous\, a. [L. contiguus; akin to contigere
to touch on all sides. See {Contingent}.]
In actual contact; touching; also, adjacent; near;
neighboring; adjoining.

      The two halves of the paper did not appear fully
      divided . . . but seemed contiguous at one of their
      angles.                                  --Sir I.
                                               Newton.

      Sees no contiguous palace rear its head. --Goldsmith.

{Contiguous angles}. See {Adjacent angles}, under {Angle}.

Syn: Adjoining; adjacent. See {Adjacent}. --
     {Con*tig"u*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Con*tig"u*ous*ness}, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abutting, adjacent, adjoining, bordering, close, close-by, connecting, conterminous, coterminous, end to end, endways, endwise, face to face, immediate, joined, juxtaposed, juxtapositional, juxtapositive, near, nearby, neighbor, neighboring, next, nigh, touching
 

 

 

 

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