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1. Sharing an edge or boundary; touching.
2. Neighboring; adjacent.
a. Connecting without a break: the 48 contiguous states.
b. Connected in time; uninterrupted: served two contiguous terms in office.

[From Latin contiguus, from contingere, contig-, to touch; see contact.]

con·tig′u·ous·ly adv.
con·tig′u·ous·ness n.
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Noun1.contiguousness - the attribute of being so near as to be touchingcontiguousness - 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"
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