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n. pl. con·ti·gu·i·ties
1. The state of being contiguous.
2. A continuous mass or series.


(ˌkɒn tɪˈgyu ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
the state of being contiguous; contact or proximity.
[1635–45; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contiguity - the attribute of being so near as to be touchingcontiguity - the attribute of being so near as to be touching
nearness, closeness - the spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance; "the sudden closeness of the dock sent him into action"


[ˈkɒntɪgjuːɪtɪ] Ncontigüidad f


n(unmittelbare) Nachbarschaft
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For it is really on the plane (or planes) of contiguities, not some ontological core structure of Jewish literary history called "continuity," that the three Roths are able to intersect at any number of borderlines and contact zones, expected and unexpected alike.
Several aspects of her thesis resonate with my own experience of conversion in one of the Orang Ulu communities; the continuities and contiguities are certainly more apparent than rupture and disjunction and again, there is a very real difference between those who have converted to Roman Catholicism and those who have converted to SIB.
Conservation and contextualism followed, concerned to reinstate the temporal, formal and experiential contiguities of the city, not only as mere nostalgia but as a loosening of the blinkers of modernity.
the number of observed contiguities differs significantly from random expectation (Dale 1984).
When response-reinforcer contiguities were first introduced, an unexpected behavior developed for some of the rats.
If, as Freud has argued, paint can "work as flesh," then the bumps and crevices created by his use of chremnitz white (a heavy, leaden pigment that gathers in large granules when spread) have been designed to arrest the eye as it takes its pleasures, just as any part of the body or its contiguities might arrest the fetishist.