Contiguously



[kuh n-tig-yoo-uh s] /kənˈtɪg yu əs/

adjective
1.
touching; in contact.
2.
in close proximity without actually touching; near.
3.
adjacent in time:
contiguous events.
/kənˈtɪɡjʊəs/
adjective
1.
touching along the side or boundary; in contact
2.
physically adjacent; neighbouring
3.
preceding or following in time
adj.

1610s, from Latin contiguus “near, touching, bordering upon,” from root of contingere “to touch upon” (see contact). Earlier form, now obsolete, was contiguate (mid-15c.).

contiguous con·tig·u·ous (kən-tĭg’yōō-əs)
adj.

con·tig’u·ous·ness n.

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