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 for contiguous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 . . . but seemed contiguous at one of their
           angles.                                  --Sir I.
                                                    Newton.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Sees no contiguous palace rear its head. --Goldsmith.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Contiguous angles. See Adjacent angles, under Angle.
  
     Syn: Adjoining; adjacent. See Adjacent. --
          Con*tig"u*ous*ly, adv. -- Con*tig"u*ous*ness, n.
          [1913 Webster] Continence

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  contiguous
      adj 1: very close or connected in space or time; "contiguous
             events"; "immediate contact"; "the immediate vicinity";
             "the immediate past" [syn: contiguous, immediate]
      2: connecting without a break; within a common boundary; "the 48
         conterminous states"; "the contiguous 48 states" [syn:
         conterminous, contiguous]
      3: having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching; "Rhode
         Island has two bordering states; Massachusetts and
         Conncecticut"; "the side of Germany conterminous with
         France"; "Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho";
         "neighboring cities" [syn: adjacent, conterminous,
         contiguous, neighboring(a)]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  25 Moby Thesaurus words for "contiguous":
     abutting, adjacent, adjoining, bordering, close, close-by,
     connecting, conterminous, coterminous, end to end, endways,
     endwise, face to face, immediate, joined, juxtaposed,
     juxtapositional, juxtapositive, near, nearby, neighbor,
     neighboring, next, nigh, touching
  
  

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