Definition of contiguous in English:

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Pronunciation: /kənˈtɪɡjʊəs/


1Sharing a common border; touching: the Southern Ocean is contiguous with the Atlantic
More example sentences
  • Geographically my State is contiguous with both of them.
  • No other farms are contiguous with High House Farm.
  • In 1998, in an area contiguous with the reserve, the Development Reserve was created.
adjacent, neighbouring, adjoining, bordering, next-door;
abutting, joining, connecting, meeting, touching, in contact, proximate;
near, nearby, close
rare conterminous, vicinal
1.1Next or together in sequence: five hundred contiguous dictionary entries
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  • We sequenced two contiguous fragments for both clones 1 and 2 and proved that they were identical.
  • After ordering the probes, the longest existing contiguous sequence of probes that hybridized with the given clone is found.
  • The contiguous sequence of distribution helps minimize waste.



Example sentences
  • It is also, contiguously, the means by which a politician might displace the properly class element of any issue by giving an inkling of the darklings in our midst.
  • I might point out that I had all three terms in one sentence - in fact contiguously - and they didn't, but rules are rules.
  • By reading the last portion and the first portion of the Torah contiguously, we connect the miraculous wonders performed by Moses to Creation.


Early 16th century: from Latin contiguus 'touching', from the verb contingere 'be in contact, befall' (see contingent), + -ous.

Words that rhyme with contiguous

ambiguous, exiguous

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Line breaks: con|tigu¦ous

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