contiguity

[kon-ti-gyoo-i-tee]
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noun, plural con·ti·gu·i·ties.
  1. the state of being contiguous; contact or proximity.
  2. a series of things in continuous connection; a continuous mass or extent.

Origin of contiguity

From the Late Latin word contiguitās, dating back to 1635–45. See contiguous, -ity
Related formsnon·con·ti·gu·i·ty, noun, plural non·con·ti·gu·i·ties.
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Contemporary Examples of contiguity

  • One can't, with a straight face, call this territorial "contiguity," especially since that road would be easy for Israel to close.

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    A Bogus Defense Of E1 Construction

    Ali Gharib

    December 4, 2012

Historical Examples of contiguity


Word Origin and History for contiguity
n.

1640s, from French contiguité from Latin contiguitas, from contiguus (see contiguous).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

contiguity in Medicine

contiguity

[kŏn′tĭ-gyōōĭ-tē]
n.
  1. The state of being contiguous.
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