Contiguousness
Contiguous 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. [1913 Webster]

The two halves of the paper did not appear fully divided . . . but seemed contiguous at one of their angles. --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster]

Sees no contiguous palace rear its head. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

{Contiguous angles}. See {Adjacent angles}, under {Angle}.

Syn: Adjoining; adjacent. See {Adjacent}. -- {Con*tig"u*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Con*tig"u*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • contiguousness — con·tig·u·ous·ness …   English syllables

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  • adjacency — noun the attribute of being so near as to be touching • Syn: ↑contiguity, ↑contiguousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑contiguous (for: ↑contiguousness), ↑contiguous ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Adjacence — Ad ja cence, Adjacency Ad*ja cen*cy, [Cf. LL. adjacentia.] 1. The state or attribute of being adjacent or contiguous; contiguity; the attribute of being so near as to be touching; as, the adjacency of lands or buildings. Syn: contiguousness [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adjacency — Adjacence Ad ja cence, Adjacency Ad*ja cen*cy, [Cf. LL. adjacentia.] 1. The state or attribute of being adjacent or contiguous; contiguity; the attribute of being so near as to be touching; as, the adjacency of lands or buildings. Syn:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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