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CONTIGUOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does contiguous mean? 

CONTIGUOUS (adjective)
  The adjective CONTIGUOUS has 3 senses:

1. very close or connected in space or time
2. connecting without a break; within a common boundary
3. having a common boundary or edge; touching

  Familiarity information: CONTIGUOUS used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONTIGUOUS (adjective)


Sense 1contiguous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Very close or connected in space or time

Synonyms:

contiguous; immediate

Context examples:

contiguous events / immediate contact / the immediate vicinity / the immediate past

Similar:

close (at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other)


Sense 2contiguous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Connecting without a break; within a common boundary

Synonyms:

conterminous; contiguous

Context examples:

the 48 conterminous states / the contiguous 48 states

Similar:

connected (joined or linked together)


Sense 3contiguous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having a common boundary or edge; touching

Synonyms:

abutting; adjoining; neighboring; conterminous; adjacent; contiguous

Context examples:

abutting lots / adjoining rooms / 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

Similar:

connected (joined or linked together)


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