- touching; in contact.
- in close proximity without actually touching; near.
- adjacent in time: contiguous events.
- touching along the side or boundary; in contact
- physically adjacent; neighbouring
- preceding or following in time
adj.1610s, from Latin contiguus “near, touching, bordering upon,” from root of contingere “to touch upon” (see contact). Earlier form, now obsolete, was contiguate (mid-15c.). adj.
- Sharing an edge or boundary; touching.
- Neighboring; adjacent.