• WordNet 3.6
    • n contiguity the attribute of being so near as to be touching
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Contiguity The state of being contiguous; intimate association; nearness; proximity. "The convicinity and contiguity of the two parishes."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n contiguity Actual contact; a touching; the state of being in contact, or within touching distance; hence, proximity of situation or place; contiguousness; adjacency.
    • n contiguity Hence A series of things in continuous connection; a continuity.
    • n contiguity In psychology, the coexistence or immediate sequence of two or more impressions or experiences. The law of contiguity is that law of mental association according to which an idea which has been accompanied or followed by another is more likely to be accompanied or followed by that other on any occasion of reproduction, and that this tendency is stronger the oftener and the closer the contiguity of the ideas has been. The law also includes the tendency of ideas to recall ideas that have immediately preceded them — if there is such an elementary tendency, which is disputed. Contiguity is the most characteristic of the principles of association. It was stated by Aristotle, and was revived by David Hume, who used the word contiguity to translate Aristotle's term το\σὐνεγγυς.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. contiguité, LL. contiguitas,


In literature:

Heaven send he do not crack himself into lateral contiguity with himself.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan
Association by contiguity (or continuity), which Wundt calls external, is simple and homogeneous.
"Essay on the Creative Imagination" by Th. Ribot
He had the reputation of knowing every Mexican in Maverick County and in the territory immediately contiguous thereto.
"Children of the Desert" by Louis Dodge
The entire field of our habits and associations by contiguity belongs here.
"The Will to Believe" by William James
Ideas of Contiguity, Resemblance, and of Cause and Effect 299.
"The Temple of Nature; or, the Origin of Society" by Erasmus Darwin
This copper plate communicates its electricity to the contiguous zinc plate, No.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
The scene of these masqueradings was the theatre of the Hotel du Petit Bourbon, which was contiguous to the Louvre.
"Louis XIV., Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
The garden with its battlemented enclosure, contiguous to the sea wall, rang from morning till night with the sound of the detonations.
"The Dead Command" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
A great strip of Marsh lies contiguous to the city, some of which is dyked and yields excellent grass.
"First History of New Brunswick" by Peter Fisher
The elk is still found by the hunter contiguous to newly formed settlements.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck

In poetry:

Along the glen a river roll'd;
Contiguous, far, a cottage stood;
The fields th' approach of summer told;
While noisy echo on the hill,
Responded to the roaring flood,
And frequent tic-tac of the mill.
"Kate Crazed" by Thomas Odiorne

In news:

Signs posted at various entry points around the contiguous Lacamas and Round lakes in Camas warn people to avoid contact with the water.
RCOM-Contiguous extension of bronchogenic carcinoma .
Contiguous extension of bronchogenic carcinoma .
Morrison and Todd counties were named as contiguous disaster counties in a US Department of Agriculture disaster declaration for counties in Minnesota affected by the ongoing drought.
SCOTT SUTTELL Jobless rate in Cuyahoga and contiguous counties below state's 7% figure.
Ohio's unemployment rate fell to 7% in September, but the numbers are better than that in Cuyahoga County and all six of its contiguous counties.
Which US President was the first one born outside the contiguous United States.
Contiguous extension of bronchogenic carcinoma.
RCOM- Contiguous extension of bronchogenic carcinoma.
That means farmers and ranchers in that county and the contiguous counties of Grant, Mercer and Morton now qualify for natural disaster assistance from the federal government.
Short trips in Tennessee and contiguous states: Roan Mountain's rhododendrons.
This is the second Señor Frog's location in the contiguous 48 states.
Then by a 6-2 vote the board joined the contiguous school districts in Lapeer and Oakland counties.
In the US, the songbirds nest in the interior of contiguous forest tracts and need large areas of mature, undisturbed forest to reproduce successfully.
In recent years, 2,000 acres of apple orchards have been replaced in the South Tyrol area of northern Italy, which is the world's largest contiguous apple-growing area.

In science:

As one moves away from the star, the counts in the spikes are often no longer above the saturation level themselves and can only be determined by tracing out the line from the saturated star or by looking for contiguous line segments in a given row.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
It does not work as well on fainter spikes that don’t produce solid, contiguous line segments.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
The E-CDF-S consists of four contiguous 250 ks Chandra observations covering an approximately square region of total solid angle ≈0.3 deg2 , which flank the existing ≈1 Ms Chandra Deep Field-South (CDF-S).
The Extended Chandra Deep Field-South Survey. Chandra Point-Source Catalogs
Circled dots denote surveys that are contiguous.
The Extended Chandra Deep Field-South Survey. Chandra Point-Source Catalogs
This model differs from the equiprobable i.i.d. target distribution explored in our previous work, and allows one to model environments with structure such as target sparsity, likely target con figurations, and spatial contiguity among targets.
Sensing Capacity for Markov Random Fields