contiguous contiguous  /kən ˈtɪɡ ju əs/


  1. (adj) very close or connected in space or time
  2. (adj) connecting without a break; within a common boundary
  3. (adj) having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching

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  • The solar eclipse and the solar flare up were two contiguous events and therefore generated a lot of interest.


  1. Council to Extend Deadline a Year for ‘Substandard’ Policy

    While giving unanimous preliminary approval to an ordinance designed to ensure that the City of Falls Church’s 220 contiguous “substandard” residential lots “be considered combined” for purposes of zoning rulings, the F.C. City Council Monday night extended for over a year the date when such a policy would become legally [...]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Falls Church News-Press

  2. Legislature advances GMO labeling bill

    Maine food retailers would have to put special labels on products that contain genetically modified ingredients, under a measure advanced by the House. The measure debated Tuesday would also ban products that are genetically engineered from being labeled as "natural." It wouldn't go into effect until five contiguous states, including Maine, pass similar laws. The bill awaits final approval in ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WMTW Portland

  3. Entourage Adds Claims to Odin Copper-Gold Property, Near North ROK Discovery and Red Chris Mine, Northwest B.C.

    Entourage Metals Ltd. is pleased to announce it has expanded the area of its recently announced Odin copper - gold Property . The additional 4 claims, contiguous and to the south west and to the north ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance


  1. All right, the other piece of language that I wanted to ask you about is this use of the word "contiguous," and when President Bush, in his statement just now, says, for example, "They must ensure that the state of Palestine is viable, contiguous,...
    on Jan 10, 2008 By: President Bush Source: (press release)

  2. "The United States has made clear that we expect it to be a viable and contiguous state when it is created," said Rice.
    on Dec 1, 2006 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Christian Broadcasting Network

  3. "Israel's ever-expanding settlement enterprise in the occupied Palestinian territory poses the single greatest threat to the establishment of an independent, viable and contiguous Palestinian state, and hence, to a just and lasting peace between...
    on Dec 4, 2007 By: Saeb Erekat Source: International Herald Tribune

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