Definition of contiguous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kənˈtɪɡjuəs//
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈtɪɡjuəs//
(formal or specialist)
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touching or next to something The countries are contiguous. contiguous with/to something The bruising was not contiguous to the wound. Word Originearly 16th cent.: from Latin contiguus ‘touching’, from the verb contingere ‘be in contact, befall’, from con- ‘together with’ + tangere ‘to touch’. + -ous.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: contiguous