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contiguous

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Adjective
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con=tig=u=ous

CIDE DICTIONARY

contiguousa. [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."  [1913 Webster]
    "Sees no contiguous palace rear its head."  [1913 Webster]
Contiguous angles. See Adjacent angles, under Angle.
Syn. -- Adjoining; adjacent. See Adjacent.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

contiguous, adj. (usu. foll. by with, to) touching, esp. along a line; in contact.

Derivative
contiguously adv.
Etymology
L contiguus (as COM-, tangere touch)

THESAURUS

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

ROGET THESAURUS

contiguous

Nearness

N nearness, proximity, propinquity, vicinity, vicinage, neighborhood, adjacency, contiguity, short distance, short step, short cut, earshot, close quarters, stone's throw, bow shot, gun shot, pistol shot, hair's breadth, span, purlieus, neighborhood, vicinage, environs, alentours, suburbs, confines, banlieue, borderland, whereabouts, bystander, neighbor, borderer, approach, convergence, perihelion, near, nigh, close at hand, near at hand, close, neighboring, bordering upon, contiguous, adjacent, adjoining, proximate, proximal, at hand, handy, near the mark, near run, home, intimate, near, nigh, hard by, fast by, close to, close upon, hard upon, at the point of, next door to, within reach, within call, within hearing, within earshot, within an ace of, but a step, not far from, at no great distance, on the verge of, on the brink of, on the skirts of, in the environs, at one's door, at one's feet, at one's elbow, at one's finger's end, at one's side, on the tip of one's tongue, under one's nose, within a stone's throw, in sight of, in presence of, at close quarters, cheek by jole, cheek by jowl, beside, alongside, side by side, tete-a-tete, in juxtaposition, yardarm to yardarm, at the heels of, on the confines of, at the threshold, bordering upon, verging to, in the way, about, hereabouts, thereabouts, roughly, in round numbers, approximately, approximatively, as good as, well-nigh.

Contiguity

N contiguity, contact, proximity, apposition, abuttal, juxtaposition, abutment, osculation, meeting, appulse, rencontre, rencounter, syzygy, coincidence, coexistence, adhesion, touching, (touch), borderland, frontier, tangent, abutter, contiguous, touching, in contact, conterminous, end to end, osculatory, pertingent, tangential, hand to hand, close to, with no interval.


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