contiguous 48


contiguous 48
the contiguous continental states area of the United States of America, comprising 48 states in number, and the District of Columbia, excluding Alaska and Hawaii.

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  • contiguous — I adjective abutting, adjacent, adjoining, against, at close quarters, beside, bordering, bounding, close, confinis, conjoining, conjunct, connected, conterminous, continens, convergent, coupled, edging, end to end, fringing, in close proximity,… …   Law dictionary

  • 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 . . .… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contiguous — 1610s, from L. contiguus near, touching, bordering upon, from root of contingere to touch upon (see CONTACT (Cf. contact)). Earlier form, now obsolete, was contiguate (mid 15c.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • contiguous — adjoining, abutting, conterminous, *adjacent, tangent, juxtaposed Analogous words: *nearest, next: *close, near, nigh, nearby …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • contiguous — [adj] adjacent, in contact abutting, adjoining, approximal, beside, bordering, close, contactual, conterminous, juxtaposed, juxtapositional, meeting, near, near at hand, nearby, neighboring, next, next door to, next to, touching; concept 586 Ant …   New thesaurus

  • 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

  • contiguous — [kən tig′yo͞o əs] adj. [L contiguus, bordering upon < base of contingere, to touch upon: see CONTACT] 1. in physical contact; touching along all or most of one side 2. near, next, or adjacent SYN. ADJACENT contiguously adv. contiguousness n …   English World dictionary

  • contiguous — Literally, in actual contact, an actual touching. One parcel of land is contiguous to another parcel of land when the two parcels are not separated by outside land. See Vestal v Little Rock, 54 Ark 321, 15 SW 891. Appearing in statutes, the term… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • contiguous — [[t]kəntɪ̱gjuəs[/t]] ADJ: oft ADJ to/with n Things that are contiguous are next to each other or touch each other. [FORMAL] Its vineyards are virtually contiguous with those of Ausone. ...two years of travel throughout the 48 contiguous states.… …   English dictionary

  • contiguous — adjective /kənˈtɪɡjuəs/ a) connected; touching; abutting The forty eight contiguous states. b) adjacent; neighbouring/neighboring Supposing three such houses to be contiguous to a central one, each separated from the latter by a straight wall …   Wiktionary