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ADJECTIVE (3)

1. very close or connected in space or time;
- Example: "contiguous events"
- Example: "immediate contact"
- Example: "the immediate vicinity"
- Example: "the immediate past"
[syn: contiguous, immediate]

2. connecting without a break; within a common boundary;
- Example: "the 48 conterminous states"
- Example: "the contiguous 48 states"
[syn: conterminous, contiguous]

3. having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching;
- Example: "Rhode Island has two bordering states Massachusetts and Conncecticut";
- Example: "the side of Germany conterminous with France"
- Example: "Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho"
- Example: "neighboring cities"
[syn: adjacent, conterminous, contiguous, neighboring(a)]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Contiguous \Con*tig"u*ous\, a. [L. contiguus; akin to contigere to touch on all sides. See Contingent.] In actual contact; touching; also, adjacent; near; neighboring; adjoining. [1913 Webster] The two halves of the paper did not appear fully divided . . . but seemed contiguous at one of their angles. --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] Sees no contiguous palace rear its head. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] Contiguous angles. See Adjacent angles, under Angle. Syn: Adjoining; adjacent. See Adjacent. -- Con*tig"u*ous*ly, adv. -- Con*tig"u*ous*ness, n. [1913 Webster] Continence
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

contiguous adj 1: very close or connected in space or time; "contiguous events"; "immediate contact"; "the immediate vicinity"; "the immediate past" [syn: contiguous, immediate] 2: connecting without a break; within a common boundary; "the 48 conterminous states"; "the contiguous 48 states" [syn: conterminous, contiguous] 3: having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching; "Rhode Island has two bordering states; Massachusetts and Conncecticut"; "the side of Germany conterminous with France"; "Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho"; "neighboring cities" [syn: adjacent, conterminous, contiguous, neighboring(a)]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

25 Moby Thesaurus words for "contiguous": abutting, adjacent, adjoining, bordering, close, close-by, connecting, conterminous, coterminous, end to end, endways, endwise, face to face, immediate, joined, juxtaposed, juxtapositional, juxtapositive, near, nearby, neighbor, neighboring, next, nigh, touching