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  • Contiguity — Con ti*gu i*ty, n. [Cf. F. contiguit[ e], LL. contiguitas.] The state of being contiguous; intimate association; nearness; proximity. [1913 Webster] The convicinity and contiguity of the two parishes. T. Warton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contiguity — index border, contact (touching), propinquity (proximity) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • contiguity — 1640s, from Fr. contiguité from L. contiguitas, from contiguus (see CONTIGUOUS (Cf. contiguous)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • contiguity — [kän΄tə gyo͞o′ə tē] n. pl. contiguities [Fr contiguité < ML contiguitas: see CONTIGUOUS] the state of being contiguous; nearness or contact …   English World dictionary

  • Contiguity — A contiguity is a continuous mass, or a series of things in contact or proximity. In a different meaning, contiguity is the state of being contiguous.[1] The concept was first set out in the Law of Contiguity, one of Aristotle s Laws of… …   Wikipedia

  • Contiguity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Contiguity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 contiguity contiguity contact proximity apposition abuttal juxtaposition Sgm: N 1 abutment abutment osculation Sgm: N 1 meeting meeting appulse …   English dictionary for students

  • contiguity — Exists where tracts of land touch or adjoin in a reasonably substantial physical sense, but line of demarcation between reasonableness or unreasonableness of a contiguity must be determined on the facts of each case. Belmont Fire Protection Dist …   Black's law dictionary

  • contiguity — contiguous ► ADJECTIVE 1) sharing a common border. 2) next or together in sequence. DERIVATIVES contiguity noun contiguously adverb. ORIGIN Latin contiguus touching …   English terms dictionary

  • contiguity — noun (plural ties) Date: 1612 the quality or state of being contiguous ; proximity …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • contiguity — /kon ti gyooh i tee/, n., pl. contiguities. 1. the state of being contiguous; contact or proximity. 2. a series of things in continuous connection; a continuous mass or extent. [1635 45; < LL contiguitas. See CONTIGUOUS, ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • contiguity — noun A state in which two or more physical objects are physically touching one another or in which sections of a plane border on one another. Syn: synapse, neurons …   Wiktionary

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