contiguous
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /kənˈtɪɡjuəs/
Adjective

contiguous (not comparable)

  1. Connected; touching; abutting.
  2. Adjacent; neighboring.
    • 1730–1774, Oliver Goldsmith, Introductory to Switzerland
      Though poor the peasant’s hut, his feasts though small,
      He sees his little lot the lot of all;
      Sees no contiguous palace rear its head
      To shame the meanness of his humble shed;
  3. Connecting without a break.
    the forty-eight contiguous states
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