from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Sharing an edge or boundary; touching.
- adj. Neighboring; adjacent.
- adj. Connecting without a break: the 48 contiguous states.
- adj. Connected in time; uninterrupted: served two contiguous terms in office.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. connected; touching; abutting
- adj. adjacent; neighbouring/neighboring
- adj. connecting without a break
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. In actual contact; touching; also, adjacent; near; neighboring; adjoining.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Touching; meeting or joining at the surface or border; hence, close together; neighboring; bordering or adjoining; adjacent: as, two contiguous bodies, houses, or estates: usually followed by to.
- Specifically In entomology: So thickly strewn as to be close together or touch, but without coalescing: as, contiguous spots, dots, or punctures, Almost or quite touching at the base: as, contiguous antennæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. very close or connected in space or time
- adj. connecting without a break; within a common boundary
- adj. having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching
From Latin contiguus, from contingere, contig-, to touch; see contact.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin contiguus ("touching"), from contingere ("to touch"); see contingent, contact, contagion. (Wiktionary)