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con·tig·u·ous

 (kən-tĭg′yo͞o-əs)
adj.
1. Sharing an edge or boundary; touching.
2. Neighboring; adjacent.
3.
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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contiguous

(kənˈtɪɡjʊəs)
adj
1. touching along the side or boundary; in contact
2. physically adjacent; neighbouring
3. preceding or following in time
[C17: from Latin contiguus, from contingere to touch; see contact]
contiguity, conˈtiguousness n
conˈtiguously adv
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con•tig•u•ous

(kənˈtɪg yu əs)

adj.
1. touching; in contact.
2. being in close proximity without touching; near.
3. adjacent in time.
[1605–15; < Latin contiguus bordering upon =con- con- + tig-, variant s. of -tingere, comb. form of tangere to touch]
con•tig′u•ous•ly, adv.
con•tig′u•ous•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.contiguous - very close or connected in space or time; "contiguous events"; "immediate contact"; "the immediate vicinity"; "the immediate past"
close - at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other; "close to noon"; "how close are we to town?"; "a close formation of ships"
2.contiguous - connecting without a break; within a common boundary; "the 48 conterminous states"; "the contiguous 48 states"
connected - joined or linked together
3.contiguous - having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching; "Rhode Island has two bordering states; Massachusetts and Conncecticut"; "the side of Germany conterminous with France"; "Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho"; "neighboring cities"
connected - joined or linked together
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contiguous

adjective (Formal) near, touching, bordering, neighbouring, beside, adjacent, in contact, adjoining, next door to, juxtaposed, abutting, next, juxtapositional The vineyards are virtually contiguous with those of Ausone.
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contiguous

adjective
1. Sharing a common boundary:
2. Not far from another in space, time, or relation:
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Translations

contiguous

[kənˈtɪgjʊəs] ADJcontiguo (to a)
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contiguous

[kənˈtɪgjuəs] adj (formal) (= adjacent, adjoining) → contigu/guë
to be contiguous with sth → être contigu/guë à qch, être attenant(e) à qch
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contiguous

adj (form)aneinandergrenzend, sich berührend; (in time) → (unmittelbar) aufeinanderfolgend; the estates are contiguousdie Grundstücke grenzen aneinander; contiguous cull (of cattle) → Keulung f
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con·tig·u·ous

a. contiguo-a, adyacente.
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They had been the settlers of thirteen separate and distinct English colonies, along the margin of the shore of the North American Continent; contiguously situated, but chartered by adventurers of characters variously diversified, including sectarians, religious and political, of all the classes which for the two preceding centuries had agitated and divided the people of the British islands--and with them were intermingled the descendants of Hollanders, Swedes, Germans, and French fugitives from the persecution of the revoker of the Edict of Nantes.
Because CVs are particularly critical at low concentrations, we determined the functional assay sensitivity contiguously in these ranges.
In particular, we show how to reduce suffix tree construction to sorting and to a few low-I/O primitives, such as scanning a set of items stored contiguously on disk.
From punched cards through to the object and object/relational models, the basic unit of data storage has been a record that comprises all of the individual pieces of information about an object or an entity, stored contiguously. The chief argument in favour of the record has been efficiency: given that visiting the disk is a slow, mechanical process, the more data that can be retrieved during each visit the better.
Test specimens and bait wood stakes were placed contiguously as: bait, test specimen, bait, bait, test s pecimen, bait, bait, etc.
The five Manhattan ZIP codes run contiguously up the posh East Side of the city, from Forty-first Street to Ninety-sixth, stretching from Fifth Avenue to the East River-these are the penthouses of the clans that run Wall Street.
The results of a four-cutter approach will, at best, fall between the curve of sequencing everything completely randomly [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2B OMITTED] and the curve for sequencing contiguously [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2A OMITTED].
It is possible to get values of p, q, and w for the same x with one call to COEFFN, assuming (as is usually the case) that they are needed "contiguously," not interleaved with evaluations for other x values.
In the special interactive portion of the exhibit, the Biomorph desks were arranged contiguously to make the most of the desks' fluid lines.
The apparent target signal is then presented to the model through a simulation engine that is time coherent, allowing the maneuvers to be contiguously compared (closed-loop versus model).
Data striping/interleaving allocates space for a multimedia object across several parallel devices, whereas contiguity-based approaches try to store related multimedia objects contiguously on a single device.
The first phase of the project will have three soundstages of 15,000 square feet each, built contiguously so they can open up to expand; 20,000 square feet of office production support; and 50,000 square feet of office warehouse space.