- touching; in contact.
- in close proximity without actually touching; near.
- adjacent in time: contiguous events.
Origin of contiguous
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Related Words for contiguouslyshortly, instantaneously, promptly, immediately, quickly, instantly, right, instant, forthwith, straight, due, dead, now, straightaway, anon, presently, pronto, speedily, contiguously, instanter
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Historical Examples of contiguously
The armoury and mint are contiguously situated to St Peter's.Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber
James Aitken Wylie
- touching along the side or boundary; in contact
- physically adjacent; neighbouring
- preceding or following in time
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.).
- Sharing an edge or boundary; touching.
- Neighboring; adjacent.