[ kuhn-tig-yoo-uhs ]
/ kənˈtɪg yu əs /
touching; in contact.
in close proximity without actually touching; near.
adjacent in time: contiguous events.
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Origin of contiguous
OTHER WORDS FROM 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
Words nearby contiguous
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British Dictionary definitions for noncontiguous
/ (kənˈtɪɡjʊəs) /
touching along the side or boundary; in contact
physically adjacent; neighbouring
preceding or following in time
Derived forms of contiguouscontiguity (ˌkɒntɪˈɡjuːɪtɪ) or contiguousness, nouncontiguously, adverb
Word Origin for contiguous
C17: from Latin contiguus, from contingere to touch; see contact
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Medical definitions for noncontiguous
[ kən-tĭg′yōō-əs ]
Sharing an edge or boundary; touching.
Other words from contiguouscon•tig′u•ous•ness n.
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