Con*tig"u*ous (?), a. [L. contiguus; akin to contigere to touch on all sides. See Contingent.]

In actual contact; touching; also, adjacent; near; neighboring; adjoining.

The two halves of the paper did not appear fully divided . . . but seemed contiguous at one of their angles. Sir I. Newton.

Sees no contiguous palace rear its head. Goldsmith.

Contiguous angles. See Adjacent angles, under Angle.

Syn. -- Adjoining; adjacent. See Adjacent.

- Con*tig"u*ous*ly, adv. -- Con*tig"u*ous*ness, n.


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