[ kuhn-tig-yoo-uhs ]
/ kənˈtɪg yu əs /
touching; in contact.
in close proximity without actually touching; near.
adjacent in time: contiguous events.
shortly, instantaneously, promptly, immediately, quickly, instantly, right, instant, forthwith, straight, due, dead, now, straightaway, anon, presently, pronto, speedily, instanter, direct
Origin of contiguous
con·tig·u·ous·ly, adverbcon·tig·u·ous·ness, nounnon·con·tig·u·ous, adjectivenon·con·tig·u·ous·ly, adverb
non·con·tig·u·ous·ness, nounun·con·tig·u·ous, adjectiveun·con·tig·u·ous·ly, adverbun·con·tig·u·ous·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for contiguously
The armoury and mint are contiguously situated to St Peter's.Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber|James Aitken Wylie
/ (kənˈtɪɡjʊəs) /
touching along the side or boundary; in contact
physically adjacent; neighbouring
preceding or following in time
Word Origin for contiguous
C17: from Latin contiguus, from contingere to touch; see contact
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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
[ kən-tĭg′yōō-əs ]
Sharing an edge or boundary; touching.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.