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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.
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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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Related Words for contiguity

part, zone, district, area, parish, section, suburb, street, slum, precinct, territory, region, block, ghetto, closeness, touch, connection, relation, environs, confines

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Word Origin and History for contiguity


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

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contiguity in Medicine


  1. The state of being contiguous.
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