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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  The  two  halves  of  the  paper  did  not  appear  fully 
  divided  .  .  .  but  seemed  contiguous  at  one  of  their 
  angles.  --Sir  I. 
  Newton. 
 
  Sees  no  contiguous  palace  rear  its  head.  --Goldsmith. 
 
  {Contiguous  angles}.  See  {Adjacent  angles},  under  {Angle}. 
 
  Syn:  Adjoining;  adjacent.  See  {Adjacent}.  -- 
  {Con*tig"u*ous*ly},  adv  --  {Con*tig"u*ous*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  contiguous 
  adj  1:  very  close  or  connected  in  space  or  time;  "contiguous 
  events";  "immediate  contact";  "the  immediate 
  vicinity";  "the  immediate  past"  [syn:  {immediate}] 
  2:  connecting  without  a  break;  within  a  common  boundary;  "the 
  48  conterminous  states";  "the  contiguous  48  states"  [syn: 
  {conterminous}] 
  3:  having  a  common  boundary  or  edge;  touching;  "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"  [syn:  {abutting},  {adjacent},  {adjoining},  {bordering(a)}, 
  {conterminous}] 




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