Origin of contiguous
Examples from the Web for contiguous
Since the U.S. Constitution mandates that states be contiguous, Moffat County would just sign up with Wyoming.
The Award is limited to Delta Airlines destinations within the 48 contiguous US states and Canada.
Even the accepted US formula for two states: “a secure Israel alongside a viable, contiguous Palestine” is humiliating.
There are only 22 million people in an area about the size of the contiguous 48 States of the United States.
There are only 22 million people in Australia—an area about the size of the contiguous 48 States of the United States.
On the whole, however, it is probable that the Gauls occupied the contiguous regions.Old English Chronicles|Various
They are frequently met with in Libya, and there are three contiguous to Egypt, and dependent upon it.
The officers did the same, some leaving their posts to assist the fight at a contiguous place, others returning to the town.History of the Commune of 1871|P. Lissagary
For this attraction to exist, the particles must be contiguous.Conversations on Natural Philosophy, in which the Elements of that Science are Familiarly Explained|Jane Haldimand Marcet and Thomas P. Jones
Her estates were contiguous to the bishop's manors in Huntingdonshire, and frequent disputes arose about their boundaries.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ely|W. D. Sweeting
Word Origin for 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.).