[kuh n-tig-yoo-uh s]
- touching; in contact.
- in close proximity without actually touching; near.
- adjacent in time: contiguous events.
Origin of contiguous
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1. bordering, adjoining, abutting. 2. adjacent.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
- touching along the side or boundary; in contact
- physically adjacent; neighbouring
- preceding or following in time
C17: from Latin contiguus, from contingere to touch; see contact
Word Origin and History for noncontiguous
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
- Sharing an edge or boundary; touching.
- Neighboring; adjacent.