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contiguous - Dictionary definition and meaning for word contiguous

(adj) very close or connected in space or time
Synonyms : immediate
Example Sentence
  • contiguous events
  • immediate contact
  • the immediate vicinity
  • the immediate past

(adj) connecting without a break; within a common boundary
Synonyms : conterminous
Example Sentence
  • the 48 conterminous states
  • the contiguous 48 states

(adj) having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching
Example Sentence
  • Rhode Island has two bordering states; Massachusetts and Conncecticut
  • the side of Germany conterminous with France
  • Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho
  • neighboring cities

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for contiguous

Each state in the United States is touching/adjacent to another; they are all continous, which sounds similar to contiguous
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by Kelli0688

rhymes with continuous.. to be continuous you gotta be contiguous
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by pretham goli

sounds like CONTAGIOUS..contagious disease is a disease caused when you are CONNECTED with people and CONTIGUOUS also means connected !!!!!!!!
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by nileshdive

CONTIGUOUS= countrys together
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by vishal41

"in close proximity"-Something has to be CONTIGUOUS to be CONTAGIOUS!!
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by sap

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