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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.]
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|Noun||1.||contiguousness - the attribute of being so near as to be touching|
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