[kuh n-tig-yoo-uh s]
- touching; in contact.
- in close proximity without actually touching; near.
- adjacent in time: contiguous events.
Origin of contiguous
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1. bordering, adjoining, abutting. 2. adjacent.
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Examples from the Web for non-contiguous
The whorls are described as non-contiguous, when they do not touch each other; continuous, in the opposite case.A Conchological Manual
George Brettingham Sowerby
- touching along the side or boundary; in contact
- physically adjacent; neighbouring
- preceding or following in time
C17: from Latin contiguus, from contingere to touch; see contact
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Word Origin and History for non-contiguous
1610s, from Latin contiguus "near, touching, bordering upon," from root of contingere "to touch upon" (see contact). Earlier form, now obsolete, was contiguate (mid-15c.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Sharing an edge or boundary; touching.
- Neighboring; adjacent.
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